US companies give gay couples equal benefits

Brockett, James
July 2008
People Management;7/10/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 14, p16
The article reports on a survey which found that U.S. firms are offering benefits to the partners of their gay staff, despite having no legal requirement in most states to do so. More than a third of the 1,000 U.S. companies surveyed offer benefits such as family health insurance to same-sex couples. Employers may be responding to the legalisation of gay marriage in California, according to Steve Williams, head of research at the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).


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