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Are Domestic Partner Benefits Now Obsolete?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Are Domestic Partner Benefits Now Obsolete?

Domestic partner benefits began more than 30 years ago as an effort to offer benefits similar to spousal benefits to gay and lesbian employees that were otherwise unqualified for such benefits due to prohibitions on marriage between same sex couples. These days, many states provide domestic partner benefits to employees. Many companies within the private sector also offer domestic partner benefits. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014 about 35 percent have access for same sex partners and 30 percent of private industry workers have access to domestic partner benefits for opposite sex partners.

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