CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2002 |
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors reversed itself this week and voted to offer domestic partnership benefits to the county's 14,000 employees. The 3-2 decision Tuesday came when Supervisor Muriel Johnson announced a change of heart after hearing stories of county employees who faced hardships because their partners did not have insurance. Previously, a majority of supervisors had opposed the move, citing potential increased costs and opposition to recognizing same-sex unions.