Thursday, June 18, 2009

Update: WI Senate Approves Domestic Parnership Benefits!

In a close vote on Wednesday night the Wisconsin Senate passed the state budget, which included limited domestic partner benefits for LGBT people, by a vote of 17-16. The benefits include hospital visitation and the ability to take family medical leave to care for a sick or injured partner.

Glenn Carlson, executive director of Fair Wisconsin, said "with the passage of the budget in the Assembly last week and the passage today in the Senate, Wisconsin has taken an important step toward ensuring that someone in a committed relationship is able to care for his or her partner."

Congratulations to our allies in WI for all the work they did in making this happen!

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