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The Legality of Domestic Partner Benefits

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Would you recommend that an employer offer domestic partner benefits? Why or why not, based on a comparison to the â??traditionalâ? arguments for offering benefits? If so, would you recommend it for all domestic partners or only same-sex partners? Justify your answer using legal and business arguments, minimizing emotional arguments.

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I would highly recommend that an employer offer domestic partner benefits, due to the fact that domestic partnerships have many of the same characteristics that recognized marriages have, and the domestic partner is usually just as dependent on the individual that is employed by an organization as a legally married spouse would be. It would also be beneficial for an employer to offer domestic partner benefits because employers will feel a much greater loyalty to an organization that offers important insurance coverage for their domestic ...

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