Pennsylvania, USA: Philadelphia Ordinance Incentivizes Companies to Extend benefits to LGBT Employees

Written by scott on May 11th, 2013

Philadelphia Mayor Michael NutterPhiladelphia’s Mayor signed an innovate bill into law this week. On Top Magazine reports:

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter on Thursday signed an ordinance expanding rights for LGBT people in the city. Nutter, president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and a member of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a group of 300 plus mayors who have pledged to support efforts to legalize gay marriage in their states, said he hoped the measure would help Philadelphia become “the most LGBT-friendly” city in the world. Among its provisions is a first-in-the-nation tax credit to companies that extend health care coverage to the domestic partners of LGBT workers and their children.

While the state stalls on LGBT equality, the cities take the lead.

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