WKU Passes Domestic Benefits Measure

University President, Dr. Gary Ransdell, called a special meeting of the benefits committee this morning, where the group voted once again on the measure. This time they passed it.

We caught up with some people on the hill to see how they felt about it.

"It means people who have combined finances, combined mortgage, combined names on leases, you know combined financial history, genuine domestic partnership. It means they will be able to apply for health benefits," said WKU Associate Professor Patricia Minter.

"We always are looked down upon kind of in Kentucky as a little bit more not up to social standings,"said WKU student Devin Bell, "so I'm hoping this brings light and shows people that we're all about equality."

The benefits plan will become effective January 1, 2011.

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