Janesville, Wis., Paul Ryan’s hometown, extends family benefits to gay city employees
THIS is good news:
The Janesville City Council on Nov. 12 approved a measure extending domestic partnership benefits to city and library employees and their partners.
The vote, according to Fair Wisconsin, was 6-1.
Janesville is the hometown of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP’s vice presidential candidate on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Katie Belanger of Fair Wisconsin issued a statement shortly after the vote. She said, “This decision marks an important victory for fairness. Janesville’s vision for creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace makes them a leader in our efforts to build a more fair and just state for all Wisconsinites.”
Other governments providing partnership coverage to their employees include the State of Wisconsin, the cities of Appleton, Racine, Eau Claire and Manitowoc, city and county of Milwaukee, and Marquette University.
Private sector employers in the state offering such coverage include SC Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, Aurora Health Care and MillerCoors.