Friday, December 7, 2012
Governor pushes discrimination with inclusion of domestic partner benefits in state contracts.
Now that the state legislature is no longer controlled by Republicans, Governor Dayton is intent on pushing domestic partner benefits for state employees. While I haven't seen the contract language I presume it's predicated on a sexual relationship, e.g. just for gay and lesbians. If so, he's clearly discriminating against other people who care for one another who aren't married. This would include parent and adult child, siblings, non-homosexual friends who live in the same home, etc. The goal isn't to address all people who might care for another person but push for recognition of only homosexual couples.