USA, Alaska: State Personnel Board Votes For Inclusion of Same-Sex Partners As Family

Written by scott on September 20th, 2013

Alaska MapAlaska’s personnel board has decided to include partners of gay and lesbian employees as family for medical leave purposes.

Towleroad reports:

The board adopted new wording in regulations that allows state employees to take leave due to a serious health condition involving a same-sex partner and include same-sex partners in the definition of immediate family for that purpose. To be eligible, the rules state the same-sex partners must provide proof that they meet five of eight criteria, including such things as a joint mortgage or rental agreement, joint ownership of a vehicle or being named as the primary beneficiary in a partner’s will.

A small but certainly welcome step in the states not known for its gay friendly policies

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