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USA, Texas: DART Board Finally Passes Benefits for Partners of LGBT Employees

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Dallas Rapid Transit Agency Delays Domestic Partner benefits Discussion AgainThe Dallas Area Rapid Transit board finally approved domestic partner benefits for its employees.

The Dallas Voice reports:

After debating the issue for more than a year, DART passed what it called its Healthcare Equalization plan that gives its employees domestic partner benefits this evening. The vote was 9-3. Michael Cheney and Randall Chrisman, who walked out of the board to break quorum two weeks ago, voted against the plan along with Mark Enoch. The so-called plus-one plan allows any DART employee to put another adult in the household on the DART healthcare plan.

It’s great to see this finally pass after being dragged out for so long. Another small step in Texas.

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Texas, USA: Gay Activists Plan to Fill Up DART Meeting to Push For Domestic Partner Benefits

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Dallas Rapid Transit Agency Delays Domestic Partner benefits Discussion AgainDown in Dallas, the rapid transit agency has been playing footsie with domestic partner benefits, putting off a decision time and time again. The latest excuse is that the board wants to wait for the US Supreme Court rulings on marriage equality. The Dallas Voice reports:

GetEQUAL TX is planning on showing up in full force at next Tuesday’s DART board meeting to address the board about its lack of action on domestic partner benefits. Activists will wear red in honor of marriage equality and stand up when speakers address the board about domestic partner benefits during the open comments portion of the meeting.

If you’re in Dallas and can go, show up for the board meeting, join GetEqual TX and wear red. DART’s board meets next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at 483 N. Field St.

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Texas, USA: Dallas Rapid Transit Board Puts Off Domestic Partnership Decision Pending Supreme Court Rulings

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Dallas Rapid Transit Agency Delays Domestic Partner benefits Discussion AgainIn an amazing show of timidity and cowardice, the Dallas Rapid Transit Board has once again delayed a decision on offering domestic partner benefits to partners of its gay and lesbian employees. Dallas Voice reports:

DART’s Board of Directors approved a motion Tuesday to postpone a decision on offering domestic partner benefits until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules in two marriage equality cases. The board voted 10-1 to postpone the issue until July during a committee-of-the-whole meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The vote to postpone consideration of DP benefits came one month after the committee-of-the-whole voted down a similar amendment 7-6 on Feb. 26.

What will their next excuse be?

Texas, USA: Dallas Rapid Transit Board Puts Off Domestic Partnership Benefits… Again

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Dallas Rapid Transit Agency Delays Domestic Partner benefits Discussion AgainOnce again, the Dallas Rapid Transit Board has decided to postpone a discussion on extending domestic partner benefits to its employees. The Dallas Voice reports:

The plan, which would offer healthcare benefits to opposite- and same-sex partners of employees, wasn’t discussed at the three-hour meeting of DART’s committee-of-the-whole because time ran out for the issue to be addressed. The board considered the plan last Tuesday but didn’t vote to approve it, deciding to discuss it further during today’s meeting.

Next up, the March 26th meeting.

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Texas, USA: Dallas Rapid Transit Agency Delays Domestic Partner benefits Discussion Again

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Dallas Rapid Transit Agency Delays Domestic Partner benefits Discussion AgainLGBT advocates are encouraging people to contact DART board members after a scheduled discussion of domestic partner benefits was delayed for at least the third time in five months.

A DP benefits plan was expected to be presented to DART’s administrative committee Tuesday, Jan. 8, but spokesman Morgan Lyons said the committee will hear the plan in February because consultants are still working on the financial impact.

The cost of the benefits has been estimated at $105,000 to $210,000, but committee members want to see projected numbers if the plan is expanded to include relatives who live together, in an effort to prevent legal challenges. No other DP benefits plan in Texas allows blood relatives to qualify.

Authored By Anna Waugh – See the Full Story at the Dallas Voice

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