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  • DADT gone, but unequal treatment of gays still here [Now, it starts]

    09/21/2011 3:01:12 PM PDT · by fwdude · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/20/2011 | Laurence Watts
    (CNN) -- In the very early hours of this morning, "don't ask, don't tell" ceased to be U.S. policy. As a result, today is the first day I can write about being the partner of a gay military serviceman without fear that he will lose his job. ... The battle has only been half won. Gay servicemen or servicewomen can no longer be discharged simply for being gay, but they are still treated inequitably. Only by using their newly won free speech can they hope to reap the same benefits as their straight colleagues.
  • UW System Lags Behind in Domestic Partner Benefits

    02/09/2005 12:50:26 AM PST · by quietolong · 2 replies · 295+ views
    WEAU TV 13 ^ | February 8, 2005 | Chris Duffy
    UW System Lags Behind in Domestic Partner Benefits February 8, 2005 Chris Duffy As of this year, the University of Wisconsin is now the only school in the Big 10 that doesn't offer health insurance for the partners of gay and lesbian employees. It affects just a small percentage of the faculty, but U.W. officials say they are losing their completive edge for new hires, as a result. At U.W. Eau Claire, representatives say their benefits package was a hot attraction for potential employees five years ago, but now, it's becoming more difficult to entice high-quality employees. "We are competing...