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‘Soft’ benefits only for domestic partners at UGA

uga president michael adams

The University of Georgia will begin to offer some "soft" benefits to employees' domestic partners, but the plan falls far short of what LGBT staff and allies requested.

School officials announced today that the university will offer employees the option to buy benefits like dental and vision insurance for their domestic partners, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

 These benefits are paid for by the employees and have been in place at several other state universities for years. LGBT staff at UGA had requested full benefits, including health insurance, and had suggested options for paying for the benefits if no state funds could be used.

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UGA domestic partners may soon be eligible for some benefits

Domestic partners of University of Georgia employees may be eligible for some benefits by the end of the year, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.

UGA President Michael Adams said he wants to make available "soft" benefits to domestic partners, such as dental insurance, by the end of the year. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Adams has written a letter to University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby "asking for clarification to make sure he can also extend health insurance benefits to unmarried partners."