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Group Opposing Domestic Partnership Ordinance To Hold Fundraiser

Group Opposing Domestic Partnership Ordinance To Hold Fundraiser
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 9:47am

El Paso For Equality, which has been outspoken against the ordinance that gives city health benefits only to employees and their legal spouses and children, is trying to raise money.

The fundraiser will be at Hope and Anchor tonight from 6 to 9. The group is newly formed and is also gathering signatures for a petition to add an anti-discrimination clause to the El Paso city charter in hopes of blocking the ordinance.

The ordinance was approved by voters in November, but is currently under a temporary restraining order after the El Paso Municipal Police Association files a lawsuit, saying the ordinance also stripped benefits for city retirees.

Proponents of the ordinance, including pastor Tom Brown, say the original wording was taken directly from the city's health benefits code, and stands by the ordinance.

Those who have questions about the fundraiser can call Lyda Ness at 915-920-1849.

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