Concern Raised About Same-Sex Benefit Requirements

The legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska says requirements that state employees would have to meet to take leave to be with ailing same-sex partners are "pretty substantial hurdles."

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- The legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska says requirements that state employees would have to meet to take leave to be with ailing same-sex partners are "pretty substantial hurdles."
But Tom Stenson also says they're better than nothing.
The Alaska State Personnel Board plans to consider a rules change to allow state employees to take leave due to a serious health condition of a same-sex partner. Also proposed is including same-sex partners in the definition of "immediate family" for purposes of leave.
More details of the proposal have been released, including requiring that same-sex couples meet at least five specific criteria to be eligible for family leave, such as joint interest in property and having the partner as the primary beneficiary in the employee's will.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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