November 10, 2009
Last Tuesday, I introduced a bill to require contractors doing business with Montgomery County to provide the same benefits they provide to married couples, to same-sex domestic
partners. Seven of my colleagues and the County Executive have joined me in supporting this legislation, but there is still more work to be done. To me, it is a matter of basic fairness to ask contractors to provide equal benefit for equal work, yet we are already seeing opposition to the proposal from
the Montgomery County Republican Party and the Gazette.
That's why it is critical that supporters of equality come testify in favor of the bill at the public hearing.
Equal Benefits Bill Public Hearing
Where: Montgomery County Council Building
100 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD
When: Tuesday, December 1st at 1:30 pm
Note: if many people sign-up to testify, the
hearing will be held at 7:30 pm
Sign-Up to Testify by calling: 240-777-7803 (Ple
ase mention Bill 37-09).
You can read the text of Bill 37-09 here:
Press Coverage on the Bill:
The Washington Post (article)
The Washington Blade (article)
The Daily Record (article)
The Washington Business Journal (article)
The Gazette (article)
ABC 7 (article/video)
Video from last Monday's Press Conference: