Bill Targets Domestic Partner Benefits in School

The first Texas school district to offer health insurance benefits to domestic partners is under fire from a state lawmaker, and the penalty could hit the school where it counts — in the pocketbook. 

State Rep. Drew Springer, R-Muenster, filed House Bill 1568, on Wednesday. It would cut off health care funding to Texas school districts that allow employees to add a domestic partner to their health care plan, targeting Pflugerville Independent School District, which extended those benefits last year.  

The board of trustees of Pflugerville ISD made history in December 2012 with a 5-1 vote, becoming the first school district ...

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