Wednesday, March 26

LarCo offers benefits to domestic partners

According to the Coloradoan, the Larimer County Board of Commissioners voted on Tuesday to extend medical benefits to employees' domestic partners, including same-sex partners. Commissioners Randy Eubanks and Kathay Rennels voted for the measure; Glenn Gibson voted against.

The move follows the policies of several major companies locally, including Hewlett-Packard and McWhinney. The Coloradoan reports Larimer is the first county on the Front Range to make the move for same-sex partnership benefits.

The city of Fort Collins has balked at the policy in the past. When the issue was raised at a 2007 city-council candidate debate, all the candidates skirted the issue except for mayoral challenger Scott VanTatenhove, who openly supported the policy.

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