Hearing today on federal employee benefits for same-sex partners

by on July 8, 2009  •  In Congress, Employment law

The Subcommittee on Federal Workforce of the House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing today at 2 pm on HR 2517, the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act. This is the bill introduced by Rep. Tammy Baldwin that would treat same-sex domestic partners the same as married couples for purposes of the law governing federal employees.

Witnesses will include Congresswoman Baldwin, OPM Director John Berry and Williams Institute Research Director Lee Badgett.

UPDATE – A video of the hearing is now available on the subcommittee web page.


One Response to Hearing today on federal employee benefits for same-sex partners

  1. whabbear July 8, 2009 at 11:28 PM

    I keep running across references like this to a hearing that’s already happened. Please, somebody, provide some information about what happened? What weight die the committee give to the testimony (if any) from the only person in attendance who submitted a testimonial in opposition to the bill? Did the recommendation from the IFPTE brief that requested a change in definition of “domestic partner” to include same-sex couples who are legally married get any attention?

    Inquiring minds want to know!

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