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Stevens Point considers domestic partner benefits

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) - The city of Stevens Point is considering offering domestic partner benefits to its workers.

Stevens Point Journal Media reports (http://spjour.nl/140wsmq ) the City Council will consider allowing workers to cover their domestic partners under their health insurance at its Monday meeting. The move would only apply to same-sex couples.

A handful of other Wisconsin communities already offer domestic partner benefits, including the state's largest cities - Milwaukee, Madison and Racine.

Stevens Point Mayor Andrew Halverson says offering health coverage for city workers' partners is the right thing to do.

 

Information from: Stevens Point Journal, http://www.stevenspointjournal.com

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