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Tunney Introduces Domestic Partnership Amendment

By Tim State in News on Jun 22, 2008 3:35PM

Image by Zach Goldberg, copyright 2004, used with permission.

44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney has introduced an amendment to Chicago’s domestic-partnership ordinance. The ordinance allows for registered domestic partners of city employees to receive benefits. The proposed amendment will modify the language so that any city employee can keep his or her benefits if they legally marry in another jurisdiction. The amendment is just a technical change.

Tunney said in a press statement:

Many same-sex couples have and will continue to travel to other states and jurisdictions to be legally married. It is important that we continue to maintain the benefits of all same-sex City employees as other states modify their laws in regard to marriage. [WCT]