Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Pawlenty opposes health benefits for same-sex couples

Tim Pawlenty wrote a letter today to Democratic leaders in the state House and Senate, opposing an omnibus bill in committee.

Among other points of contention, T-Paw addresses same-sex provisions.

The House bill requires that state-paid health insurance must be made available to domestic partners if a collective bargaining agreement or plan provides state paid health insurance to spouses. The bill extends benefits to both same sex and opposite sex partners, I oppose this provision and will not sign a bill that includes this expansion of benefits.

Iowa's not far away from Minnesota.

[Hat tip: Minnesota Independent]


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