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IUP’s new same-sex partner benefits cause both excitement and frustration

Laura Kingsbury/Editor In Chief       Issue date: 4/4/08 Section: News

With the implementation of the new four-year contract in July, IUP faculty, managers and coaches gained the opportunity to apply for same-sex domestic partner benefits. For those who fought long and hard for recognition, this first appeared to be the exciting hurdle and monumental event they had been waiting for.

Same-sex benefits flaws shouldn’t deter activists

Issue date: 4/4/08 Section: The Penn Editorial

Beginning last semester, IUP began offering professors, managers and faculty same-sex domestic partner benefits. While this advancement speaks volumes about IUP’s progression in terms of human rights, there’s a catch. There’s always a catch – the annoying fine print no one seems to notice in the celebration of efforts finally rewarded.


Posted on April 4, 2008, in Activism. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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