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Friday, June 04, 2004

Bloomberg Vetoes Gay Benefits  
by Doug Windsor
365Gay.com Newscenter


(New York City) New York mayor Michael Bloomberg Friday vetoed legislation to require all city contractors to provide equal employment benefits to all employees, whether they are married or in domestic partner relationships. 

Bloomberg waited almost the full thirty-day time period he had to reject the legislation.

The measure passed city council last month on a 43-5 vote. It would require contractors that do more than $100,000 of business each year with NYC to offer the equal benefits.

The legislation would have made health coverage available to tens of thousands of additional people in the New York City region and hundreds of thousands across the country.

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