Gay rights advocates question Patrick

Domestic partner benefits at issue

Deval L. Patrick said he raised two issues during a 'rigorous debate' on the board about the legality and fairness of the ordinance and that he urged the company to change its policy.
By Michael Levenson
Globe Staff / August 18, 2006

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Gubernatorial candidate Deval L. Patrick, who enjoys strong backing from gays for his support of same-sex marriage, is facing tough questions from some gay rights advocates about his tenure on the board of United Airlines's parent company in the 1990s, when the firm refused to grant domestic partner benefits to its employees. (Full article: 728 words)

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