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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:58 AM
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Poll question: Does your company offer same-sex benefits? (aka Domestic Partners)
Just curious to see if more companies out there are taking the initiative to offer same sex/domestic partner benefist. I work for a major bank (which recently merged with another major bank) and yes, both companies have policies that allow you to include a domestic partner in your benefits. It's just a small step but it's in the right direction. Of course I have no partners except 2 cats, but it's nice to know my company is on the right path.

So does your business/company provide same-sex/domestic partner benefits?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:00 AM
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1. I don't get any sex benefit.
Who do you work for, anyway?
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:28 AM
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7. LOL!! Who are you? Austin Powers?
:hi:

PRINTED FORM: "SEX:"
Austin Powers: "Yes please!"

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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:03 AM
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2. yes -- but it takes red tape
Because we have no marriage license, we had to complete some forms and have them notarized before the firm would extend my health benefits to include Mrs. V. :eyes:

Hi, LynneSin! Good to see you. :hi:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:07 AM
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5. Thanks! You too
I'm sure most companies, even mine, want to ensure there is an actually relationship and someone isn't just putting their best buddy who works at the local Video store on there as part of a scam.

Which of course would be really handy if we had gay marriage so we could prove that these relationships are real instead of the informal notorization & red tape stuff
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:16 AM
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6. That's my point exactly -- equality eradicates red tape -- not to mention
a whole helluva lot more civil & cultural ills.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:04 AM
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3. Nope.
My backwards thinking technology company does NOT.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:04 AM
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4. I wish I could get health insurance myself.
Sure, my company would pay for it... if I could get it. But I can't because the insurance industry blows.
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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:02 PM
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8. You don't think the fact you skydive off of cliffs has anything to ...
do with it? Or that pesky habit of baiting pit bulls?
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:24 PM
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9. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Sorry. Ahem.

Um, no. DEFINITELY not my company.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:27 PM
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10. My former company had benefits for "domestic partners"
I'll never forget my assistant asking me "Does this mean that my boyfriend can be on my policy?" I replied "Sure! You're girlfriend can be on it too!"

She gave me a blank stare for a moment and then said "Oh.... OH!....That would rock if I had a girlfriend!"
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:28 PM
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11. self employed, so sure...just have to get that partner thing & I'm all set
:P
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:32 PM
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12. We even offer cat insurance!
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