The bigots in charge of Florida’s Hillsborough County vote down proposal to study domestic partner benefits
Posted on January 23, 2009
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TAMPA – A proposal to study the possibility of extending health benefits to the domestic partners of Hillsborough County employees was shot down by the county commission Thursday.
Newly elected commissioner Kevin Beckner said he put forth the proposal because the county is in the process of taking bids for employee health insurance — a process that only happens once every four years.
It was defeated 5-2.
The proposal and the vote came against the backdrop of the commission’s decision three years ago to ban any support of gay pride or gay causes.
Some accused Beckner, the County’s first openly gay commissioner, of breaking his promise not to campaign on a gay agenda.
That did not stop activists on both sides from arguing over the moral high ground.
“To extend this benefit is to affirm a behavior that is dangerous, costly and sinful,” said Donna Kunit.
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