Resolution on Domestic Partnership Benefits for ALA Staff

Adopted at 1993 Annual Conference

Whereas, many local governments, corporations, colleges, and universities are recognizing the need to cover homosexual couples under benefit packages;

Whereas, the American Library Association has traditionally been in the fore on the promotion of equality for gays and lesbians, most notably with their Policy 54.3 and others;

Therefore Be It Resolved that the Social Responsibilities Round Table urges that a committee be established to review all ALA Headquarters personnel policies and employee benefits to ensure that no discrimination exists and that domestic partnership is recognized; and

Be It Further Resolved that any necessary arrangements with insurers and others to bring this into effect be implemented by 1 January, 1994.

SRRT Newsletter Issue 109, p. 6