Majority of big firms covering domestic partners

Shepherd, Leah Carlson
September 2006
Employee Benefit News;Sep2006, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p1
The article reports on an increase in the number of companies in the U.S. that are providing domestic partner benefits among same-sex couples. According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a gay rights advocacy group, 51% of Fortune 500 companies have been offering such benefits in 2006 up from 49% in the previous year. Samir Luther, a project manager at HRC, claims that domestic partner benefits are a factor in attracting a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered consumer base.


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