UGA domestic partners may soon be eligible for some benefits
Domestic partners of University of Georgia employees may be eligible for some benefits by the end of the year, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.
UGA President Michael Adams said he wants to make available “soft” benefits to domestic partners, such as dental insurance, by the end of the year. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Adams has written a letter to University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby “asking for clarification to make sure he can also extend health insurance benefits to unmarried partners.”
The fight for domestic partner benefits for UGA employees has been a long battle by LGBT activists and others.
The University of Georgia’s University Council approved domestic partner benefits for employees on Sept. 27. Adams has said he hopes to have the benefits implemented by the end of the fiscal year and the day he steps down as president after serving for 17 years — June 30, 2013.