"It is all about equal pay for equal work," says Rand Hoch, President and Founder of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council with the news that the City of West Palm Beach could become the first public employer in the county to enact an equal benefits ordinance.
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The ordinance would require contractors to offer equal family benefits to all of their employees.
"The first reading is on Monday," Hoch, who is also Florida's first openly- gay judge, tells New Times.
Should the ordinance pass, city contractors would be able to offer the same health insurance and benefits to their employees who are in same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships that they offer to their other married employees.More »