Negative Reaction Hits Incline Village Over Rescinding Domestic Partner Benefits

Mar 9, 2009 Full story: lezgetreal.com

An Avalanche of negative reaction has hit The Incline Village General Improvement District after this North Lake Tahoe, Nevada resort town voted last month to rescind health care insurance benefits to domestic partners of its employees.

The American Civil Liberties Union-Nevada chapter told LGR Friday it is looking into its options and while not presently considering any lawsuits against the board, The ACLU also said things could change depending on any action taken at this weeks board of trustees meeting.

In the vote last month, Incline Village Board Chairman Ted Fuller said he voted to rescind the benefits because of the need to cut costs and the potential for abuse, however this move will only save the district $1500.00 and a spokesperson for the districts insurance company said to LGR that they have never had an instance of someone trying to abuse the domestic partner portion of their policy.

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Since: Jul 07

the internet.

#1 Mar 9, 2009
I haven't been to Tahoe since my great aunt who lived close to the lake(Nevada side)passed away. I really have no desire to go there now.

Since: Nov 08

Roanoke, VA

#2 Mar 9, 2009
Oh yeah just to save money sure.

Since: Apr 08

Oakville, Canada

#3 Mar 9, 2009
I honestly wonder how much effort they put into verifying the "legal spouses" who are covered under this insurance to make sure there isn't any abuse of the system. Who gets to decide that a particular couple is valid or invalid, regardless if they have that legal marriage certificate?

I can just see it: "Sorry Mr. and Mrs. Jones. You haven't had enough sex in the past year to count as a couple according to our determination. Mrs. Jones, your spouse will no longer be covered under your employer's health coverage as a result."

Since: Apr 08

Oakville, Canada

#5 Mar 9, 2009
chederfamanda wrote:
<quoted text> So what is the problem with that.
It's a double standard.

How many heterosexual married couples are challenged over whether their legal marriage is "real enough" to qualify for benefits?

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