When two unmarried people are in a committed relationship and consider themselves to be domestic partners
, regardless of their gender, and wish to provide for each other in the event of incapacity or death.
programs are not the only competitor to marriage, nor are they even the most important.
The Association of the Bar of the City of Now York (ABCNY) has offered its 100 employees domestic partner
benefits for more than three years.
"With regard to domestic partner
benefits, we are guided by die laws," Exxon spokesperson Tom Cirigliano told the Monitor.
He has frequently intervened in local politics and last year personally appeared before the city council, urging members not to pass the domestic partners
These categories are primarily directed toward domestic partners
, to distinguish such portfolio income from business income potentially from a passive activity.
In May of 1997, the 11,700 person town of Tumwater, Alaska became one of the smallest towns in America to grant benefits to domestic partners
of municipal employees.(90) The town is hoping that this will attract and maintain good employees.(91)
Public and private schools with domestic partner
benefits appeared to attempt to level the recruitment and retention playing field between domestic partners
and opposite-sex spouses.
However, Eason says, before eliminating domestic partner
benefits, employers must also consider whether those are needed to satisfy demands such as government contractor requirements-regulations a state or city imposes on companies it does business with.
"If a couple is already set up as domestic partners
financially, but are now legally married, they should check in with their financial team and even consider working with someone who holds the Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisors designation.
Just last fall their definition was if you've been in a relationship for more than a year, then opposite gender domestic partners
It will extend insurance coverage to employees' domestic partners
, as well as allow them to attend up to nine hours of classes a semester without tuition or fees.