SAME-SEX HEALTH BENEFITS AND DISCRIMINATION

June 17, 2014

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and Human Rights Commission (HRC) Executive Director Sharon Ortiz have released a joint letter to Washington state employers, insurance companies and benefit plan administrators regarding healthcare benefits.  The letter applies in Washington state; however, the logic may apply elsewhere, too. Read the rest of this entry »


COLORADO FAMILY CARE ACT EXTENDS FMLA TO DOMESTIC PARTNERS

June 20, 2013

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed the Family Care Act (FCA) into law.  This law extends Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protections to partners in a civil union and domestic partners. Read the rest of this entry »


COLORADO APPROVES CIVIL UNIONS

March 25, 2013

Colorado has joined 8 other states that have civil union laws or similar arrangements.  Additionally, 9 states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex marriage. Read the rest of this entry »