Friday, May 23, 2014
Brace Proposes Same Sex Benefits in Lehigh
Comm'r Geoff Brace had proposed legislation that will change Lehigh County's policy to offer spousal benefits to employees in legal same-sex marriages. The message sent to the Board also requests a special meeting on June 4, 2014 for the sole purpose of a second reading and final vote on this matter. Brace believes that a recent judicial decision justifies quick action.
Here's a statement:
"I wish I did not need to introduce this legislation. I am a firm believer in LGBT equality and the protection of LGBT rights. I come to this position from my faith and upbringing and look forward to the day when this type of legislation is not necessary."