Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Listen Live: Senate Hearings on Domestic Partner Benefits

This morning at 10am, the Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the Domestic Partner Benefits and Obligations Act, which would grant federal employees' domestic partners the benefits that married spouses of federal employees now enjoy . . . including health care, family and medical leave, insurance and retirement benefits.

The bill, sponsored by Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), is currently supported by 22 co-sponsors in the Senate; 91 members of the House support companion legislation introduced there by Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).

Today's hearing will be streamed live on the committee's website, here.

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