Today, the City of Miami Commission took a tiny little step in the right direction towards equality by unanimously passing a Domestic Partnership Ordinance, 5-0. The new policy will only effect City employees by extending health care benefits to their same-sex partners and children in a similar matter to married couples. Employees of Miami-Beach, North Miami and Miami-Dade County already enjoy similar domestic partnership benefits.
"Providing employment benefits, including healthcare, to the domestic partners of our City of Miami employees is a common sense idea that has been far too long in coming. This is nothing more than treating people equally. I am proud to say our City is doing the right thing," said Commissioner Marc Sarnoff in a statement.
It's quite commendable that the measure got the support of all five commissioners, and passed with little controversy.