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Bexar County Commissioners Court extends benefits to same-sex partners

The Bexar County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Tuesday to extend health benefits to county employees’ same-sex spouses.

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Republican Houston judge blocks city’s partner benefits until Jan. hearing

State District Judge Lisa Millard signed a temporary restraining order Tuesday prohibiting the city of Houston from offering domestic partner benefits after the Harris County GOP chairman filed a lawsuit.

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El Paso rejects demand for $10,000 by anti-gay hate group

Tom Brown Ministries demanded $10,000 from the city of El Paso to settle a lawsuit it initiated over city domestic partner benefits. The city council rejected the demands from the organization labeled an anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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DART passes partner health benefits

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.

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LGBT residents address Garland City Council on DART, nondiscrimination

Following the walkout by Garland DART board representative Michael Cheney before a vote on healthcare benefits for same-sex partners at the transit agency, LGBT Garland residents and other area activists attended a Garland city council meeting last night.

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Exxon to begin offering health benefits to same-sex married couples

Exxon announced today it will begin offering health benefits to employees who are legally married as of Jan. 1.

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UPDATE: DART delays vote on DP benefits until October

The DART committee-of-the-whole passed its version of domestic partner benefits on a voice vote of 9–2 this afternoon. The entire DART board, made up of the same members, must vote on it again tonight for final passage.

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DART board members approve DP benefits plan in 1st of 3 votes

The DART Committee-of-the-Whole passed a domestic partner benefit plan this evening that must be passed twice more in two weeks — once more by the Committee-of-the-Whole and by the DART board.

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BREAKING: IRS rules same-sex couples can file as married

The IRS ruled that all legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for federal tax purposes no in matter which state they reside. The ruling applies to income, estate and gift tax. The ruling also affects the earned income tax credit or child tax credit.

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Member put on DART board by LGBT allies won’t take stance on DP benefits

Four people spoke at the July DART board meeting on Tuesday evening about domestic partner benefits, but discussion of the topic was delayed until August. And a new DART board member refused to say whether she supported DP benefits.

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