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Monday, April 05, 2004

Reaction Mixed To Contract Proposal
Benefits for same-sex couples at issue
A proposed Omaha police contract that would allow same-sex couples access to limited benefits is drawing mixed reviews. "This is far from being perfect, but it is a step in the right direction," said Tim Butz, executive director of the state American Civil Liberties Union. The proposal would allow officers to use paid leave to attend the funeral of a partner or a member of their partner's immediate family or in the event of sickness of their partner or the partner's family. An extension of such benefits would be a landmark for a state where public employees have never received such benefits recognizing same-sex domestic partnerships.


Gay rights group to file complaint at the FCC
By Melissa B. Gonzalez Valentin
Homophobic slurs that have been constantly aired in local radio and television shows have prompted gay and civil rights activists to file a complaint at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Civil Rights Commission to stop a practice they believe promotes hatred against honest members of Puerto Rican society.


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