BREAKING NEWS | City of Miami Approves Domestic Partnership Ordinance |
Today is a proud day for the City of Miami. I just left the commission chambers where the Miami City Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve an ordinance granting domestic partner healthcare benefits to all city employees.
The lead sponsor, Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, proudly stated that this was the most important piece of legislation he has ever had the honor to sponsor.
The chamber erupted in loud applause when the final vote was cast. There was no opposition.
Thanks to Equality Florida members who attended the hearing early this morning to support the new ordinance, and special thanks to SAVE Dade for leading the effort.
In a 5-0 vote, the City of Miami has approved a Domestic Partnerhship Ordinance that offers health benefits to its employees and their declared domestic partners.
Thanks to Equality Florida members who attended the hearing early this morning to support the new ordiance. And special thanks to SAVE Dade for leading the effort.
Commissioner Angel Gonzalez
Commissioner Marc Sarnoff
Commissioner Joe M. Sanchez
Commissioner Tomas P. Regalado
Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones
Mayor Diaz was not in attendance and did not cast a vote.