Equal Benefits for All

The city says equality is a priority

The San Diego City Council has unanimously approved an Equal Benefits ordinance for same-sex couples.

The ordinance proposed by Councilman Todd Gloria will insure that city contractors provide same-sex couples the same benefits provided to heterosexual couples.

“Equality is a priority for the City of San Diego,” said Councilman Gloria in a statement. “We have made it clear that companies should provide fair benefits to their employees.”

The new ordinance will bring city contractors in line with non-discrimination laws, which prohibits city contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation and marital status.

The measure will take effect in January. Several cities throughout California have a similar ordinance in place.

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