domestic partnership http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Slay wants domestic partner benefits for firefighters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slay-wants-domestic-partner-benefits-firefighters <p>An effort by St. Louis mayor Francis Slay to get the spiraling cost of firefighter pensions under control also allow the same sex-partners of city firefighters to get survivor benefits if their partner is killed in the line of duty.</p><p>&quot;This is something that could not be done at the state level, would not be done at the state level, which is another reason we want to get local control of the firefighter pensions here in St. Louis,&quot; Slay said.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:00:46 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3856 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Slay wants domestic partner benefits for firefighters UM system president urges vote on domestic partner benefits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/um-system-president-urges-vote-domestic-partner-benefits <p>The new president of the University of&nbsp;Missouri system wants curators to soon decide whether to offer&nbsp;domestic partner benefits to campus workers.</p><p>The<a href="http://bit.ly/yf2Bkz"> Columbia Daily Tribune reports</a> that&nbsp;president Tim Wolfe says the Board of Curators should take up the issue before the end of the year. Some professors and other employees have long sought to expand health insurance coverage and&nbsp;other benefits to same-sex couples.</p><p>Wolfe told the newspaper that &quot;we owe our great employees and&nbsp;potential employees a decision.&quot;</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:57:11 +0000 The Associated Press 3127 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org UM system president urges vote on domestic partner benefits University City opens domestic partnership registry to same-sex couples http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/university-city-opens-domestic-partnership-registry-same-sex-couples <p>As of today, same-sex couples living in University City can receive a domestic partnership license from the city clerk&#39;s office.</p> Wed, 01 Jun 2011 22:58:45 +0000 Adam Allington 1347 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org University City opens domestic partnership registry to same-sex couples