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Alger Addresses Same-Sex Partner Benefits At Faculty Senate Meeting

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Posted: February 28, 2014

James Madison University President Jonathan Alger addresses the Faculty Senate meeting Thursday at the Festival Conference and Student Center. Alger spoke briefly on the extension of benefits to domestic partners, a policy the university currently doesn’t allow due to state law, but which could change depending on the outcome of a legal challenge to Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)

HARRISONBURG — It’s against state law for James Madison University, a public institution, to offer same-sex domestic partner benefits to its employees.

But members of the JMU Faculty Senate don’t…

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