RESOLUTION OF THE STAFF SENATE
ON NON-TRADITIONAL DOMESTIC PARTNER BENEFITS
1. Whereas SIUE does not extend health benefits to employees who have non-traditional domestic partners and,
2. Whereas other public and private universities, including the University of Illinois, now provide health benefits to non-traditional domestic partners and,
3. Whereas statistics show that the cost to institutions providing these benefits is minimal,
4. We urge SIUE to adopt a new policy extending to employees with non-traditional domestic partners all health benefits now extended to married partners of employees and,
5. We urge the Board of Trustees to
       A) Implement said policy and other solutions within its powers to rectify this inequity and,
       B) To seek permanent remedy in any state directives that limit equity in non-traditional legally recognized benefits.