Douglas County to weigh extending benefits to gay couples

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Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013 12:00 am

Douglas County will consider extending benefits to same-sex spouses of county employees who were legally married in other states.

A measure before the County Board on Tuesday would change the definition of an eligible spouse from “legally married spouse” to “the person to whom the employee is legally married, regardless of whether that person is of the same gender or opposite gender of the employee.”

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