You did it! Springfield committee reverses decision.
From Equality Illinois:
"Springfield’s Joint Labor and Management Health Care Committee met this morning and unanimously decided to reverse its earlier ruling and allow spousal health insurance benefits for city employees in a civil union.
Equality Illinois commends the Springfield LGBT community and our allies for speaking out in favor of equal treatment for each and every couple. In the end, nearly 150 Springfield residents signed the petition urging the mayor and the Joint Labor and Management Health Care Committee to do the right thing and not discriminate against couples in a civil union. Because of the community’s support, along with the leadership of Mayor Houston and Alderman Cory Jobe, the committee made the right decision in the end to reaffirm Illinois’ civil union law that explicitly states that all benefits available to couples in a marriage must be available to couples in a civil union.
We will continue to fight for equality on every level and could not do it without YOU. Thank you!
Very truly yours,
Chief Executive Officer”