Following through on a campaign promise, Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach (D) championed through domestic partnership benefits this week. The move will place Cincinnati amongst an estimated 200 other cities from around the country who offer similar benefits to same-sex couples. More from the Cincinnati Enquirer:
Cincinnati became the second city in the region this week to offer benefits to employees’ domestic partners. The measure passed 8-1, with only Charlie Winburn (R) opposing it. Councilman Chris Seelbach (D), the city’s first openly gay council member, promised to introduce the idea as one of his first priorities.