Some good news today for LGBT employees at the University of Missouri: The board of curators has voted to expand health-care benefits to include same-sex partners, a change which advocates say is long overdue.
"They were at a distinct disadvantage in being able to recruit and retain staff and faculty," A.J. Bockelman, executive director of PROMO, Missouri's LGBT advocacy group, tells Daily RFT. "This has become fairly standard."
University officials and PROMO -- which has pushed for this extension in health-care benefits -- announced today that it is officially moving forward with the more inclusive plan.More »