The Indianapolis-Marion County Council will consider a proposal Monday to provide same-sex benefits to city and county employees.
Chicago, Cleveland and Columbus already offer domestic partner benefits. Zach Adamson, the council‘s first openly gay councilor and co-sponsor of the proposal, estimates the proposal will cost about $200 thousand, which is one-half percent of what the county spends on health insurance.
“It‘s minuscule as far as cost goes, but the impact that it has on our standing as a first class city and remaining competitive as an employer are much great than the expense,” he says.
Advocates are optimistic that Mayor Ballard will support the plan.