Some domestic partners in Wisconsin face losing benefits
MADISON, Wis. — Domestic partners of state and local Wisconsin government workers would no longer have state health coverage and other benefits under Gov. Scott Walker’s budget.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that would even apply even to those whose partners have already died.
The Legislative Fiscal Bureau said Tuesday that there are 4,100 couples who have at least one of them in a state or local government job and who have registered for health, pension or other benefits.
Walker’s administration has said it was making the change since all couples, including same-sex, can now legally marry. If the Legislature concurs, coverage would end in 2018.
The change would not affect the separate domestic partner registry for same-sex couples created in 2009.
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