By 365gay Newswire12.16.2009 12:01pm EST(Washington) The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, today praised the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for marking up S. 1102, the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act (DPBO). Held by Committee Chairman Joseph Lieberman (ID-CT), the 8-1 vote moves the bill out of committee and readies it for future consideration by the Senate. Similar legislation cleared the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on November 18.“Today’s markup in the Senate is an important step toward guaranteeing equal compensation for lesbian and gay workers serving our government at home and abroad,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. “DPBO recognizes that equal pay for equal work is a value fundamental to American opportunity. We thank Chairman Lieberman for his leadership in ushering this important legislation through Congress.”The Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act (DPBO) was introduced in the 111th Congress by Chairman Lieberman and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) in the Senate and by Congresswomen Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) in the House. DPBO would provide the same family benefits to lesbian and gay federal civilian employees as are already provided to employees with different-sex spouses. To receive benefits, employees would have to submit an affidavit of eligibility for benefits with the Office of Personnel Management, certifying that the employee and domestic partner meet necessary criteria, as provided in the Act....
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Federal TBLG employment benefits bill moves out of committee and HRC's Joe Solomnese forgets the T and B again.
Hey Joe Solomnese, did you forget Transgender and Bisexual people again?
Remember, we are part of TBLG!
Posted by De Sube at 12/16/2009 03:59:00 PM