Georgia's Fulton County approves DP benefits
BY Advocate.com Editors
July 04 2003 12:00 AM ET
Fulton County has become the fourth local government in Georgia to provide domestic-partner benefits for its gay and lesbian employees. The board of commissioners voted 4-2 Wednesday to give health care coverage to employees who fill out a form declaring that they are in a "committed relationship" with the person they seek to insure. Commissioners Emma Darnell and Mike Kenn voted against the measure. "I can't support this legislation because it flies in the face of, basically, the sanctity of marriage," Kenn told commissioners. Atlanta was the first to provide such benefits, in 1999, followed by DeKalb County and the city of Decatur.
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