Saturday, March 01, 2008
VA: House of Delegates turns down allowing local governments to offer domestic partner benefits
The Arlington News section of the Northern Virginia Sun Gazette has a disappointing story Feb. 29, 2008 "Domestic-Partners Benefits Proposal Dies Again" by Scott McCaffrey, link here. This refers to a measure in the Virginia General Assembly House of Delegates to pass a measure to allow local governments to self-fund health-care benefits for same-sex partners or other persons beyond immediate family members.
The County Board had approved the idea in 1997, but a state judge then ruled that the General Assembly would have to approve the measure.