UGA domestic part­ners may soon be el­i­gi­ble for some ben­e­fits

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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.

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