Blondell Reynolds Brown proposes same-sex partner benefits for city contractors

    Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown will propose today that the same-sex partners of some of the city’s contract workers be eligible for benefits.

    Brown told KYW she expects a lot of support for the measure, which is modeled after other cities’ practices. The proposal calls for benefits for the partners of employees at companies with city contracts valued at $250,000 or more.

    The partners of city employees have bee eligible for benefits since 1996.

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