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San Antonio Approves Domestic Partner Benefits

The San Antonio City Council approved a measure that will offer benefits to domestic partner employees.

Dallas Voice reports:

The San Antonio City Council voted 8-3 today to begin offering domestic partner benefits to both gay and straight employees as part of the city?s 2012 budget, according to reports from Equality Texas on Twitter.

The DP benefits, which are expected to cost $300,000 per year, have drawn vocal opposition from anti-gay religious leaders in the Alamo City.

San Antonio, the seventh-largest city in the U.S., will be the fifth city in Texas to offer DP benefits, joining Austin, Dallas, El Paso and Fort Worth.

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