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.