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BREAKING: Dallas County approves domestic partner insurance benefits

The gay and straight domestic partners of Dallas County employees will soon be eligible for a $300 monthly subsidy from the county to help pay for health insurance. Continue reading

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Republican commissioners speak out against domestic partner benefits

Commissioners who were against Dallas County’s plan to offer domestic partner benefits was clear Tuesday when the court heard the proposal. Continue reading

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Dallas County weighs health-insurance vouchers for unmarried partners

A long-discussed proposal for Dallas County to offer domestic partner benefits to employees is finally taking shape. Continue reading

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EQTX pushes for Dallas County commissioners to approve DP benefits

Equality Texas is calling on Dallas County citizens to tell members of the Commissioners Court to approve offering county employees DP benefits. Continue reading

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Top 10: County, DISD, FWISD added trans protections

No. 6 Although transgender rights continue to be the last frontier in the ongoing battle for LGBT equality, the trans community made significant progress in North Texas in 2011. The all-too-familiar scenario of transgender being left out of laws protecting … Continue reading

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Jenkins takes home Stonewall’s Pink Pump

County judge among officials, members honored at Democratic group’s annual Holiday Party CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS FROM THE PARTY JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com Nearly two years ago, in a controversial move, Stonewall Democrats of Dallas … Continue reading

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Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett to participate in World AIDS Day event

Dallas Cowboys’ tight end Martellus Bennett will speak Thursday, Dec. 1 at the World AIDS Day event at Main Street Garden in Downtown Dallas at 7:30 p.m. Bennett may be best known in the LGBT community for cheating on a … Continue reading

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A few scenes from Dallas Pride

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings breaks us off some beads. UPDATE: CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE PICS DV photographer Chuck Dube will be sending over about a gazillion photos from gay Pride shortly, and DVtv segment producer Brent Paxton will be … Continue reading

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Parkland adds DP benefits; Dallas County won’t

County Judge Clay Jenkins, left, and District Clerk Gary Fitzsimmons Fitzsimmons slams commissioners for failing to study issue JOHN WRIGHT | Online Editor wright@dallasvoice.com The domestic partners of gay and lesbian employees at Parkland hospital will soon have access to … Continue reading

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Dallas County unlikely to add DP benefits

County Judge Clay Jenkins Faced with a $35 million budget shortfall, Dallas County is unlikely to begin offering benefits to the domestic partners of gay and lesbian employees as part of its 2012 budget, a county spokeswoman said last week. … Continue reading

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