West Palm rule would require same-sex couple insurance by contractors
Posted: 1:16 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
By Eliot Kleinberg – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
WEST PALM BEACH — —
The city this week took the first step, but not without dissent, toward becoming the first public employer in Palm Beach County to require contractors to offer equal family benefits to all employees, including those in same-sex relationships.
Commissioners voted 3-2 at Monday’s regular meeting to approve on first reading a rule that the city will make contracts worth more than $50,000 only with people or businesses that provide equal benefits to employees’ domestic partners.