Officials on Monday night held their first to discuss extending domestic partner benefits to all city employees. The commissioners agree that cost is a concern, but some say that it shouldn't prevent the city from offering the benefits.
Pines considers extending domestic partner benefits to city employees
Written By: Heather Carney
"It's certainly a question of ," said Commissioner Iris Siple, who called for the workshop. "But that's not as important and becomes a secondary issue. What is important is fair and equal treatment for everyone."
Pines could join a growing list of 60 governmental agencies in Florida that offer domestic partner benefits. Domestic partners include same-sex couples and non-married straight partners who live together.