From Blake Aued/Flagpole
Gay and unmarried straight University of Georgia employees might be able to put their domestic partners on their insurance by next summer, UGA President Michael Adams said today.
Adams said he thinks he has the authority to extend soft benefits like dental and life insurance that are paid for entirely by employees to domestic partners and hopes to do so by July 1. Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, Georgia Perimeter College, Georgia State University and Georgia Health Sciences University already have similar policies.
Adams sent a letter Nov. 7 to his bosses, University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby and the Board of Regents, for permission to offer health insurance to domestic partners.
“We believe we have the flexibility to initiate the voluntary benefits,” Adams said at his monthly press conference. “I would like to have that initiated by the end of the fiscal year. I have asked about the health care portion of the benefits, and I expect to hear a response in the not-too-distant future.”
OK “Conservatives”, let’s hear your best argument against this one. Let me first repeat the line above, “that are paid for entirely by employees to domestic partners“.
It’s not costing taxpayers a dime. Reading through the rest of the article, it appears the University is looking at funding the potential extension of health care benefits to domestic partners through private, non-taxpayer funds as well.
So, let’s hear it. What part of “limited government” does this violate? Because despite the fact that it doesn’t, I’m sure some of you will be glad to tell me that I’m wrong, and why.