Domestic Partner Benefits
BACKGROUND & CURRENT STATUS
DOWNLOAD THE GEORGIA ADVANCE DIRECTIVE FOR HEALTHCARE FORM (PROVIDES LEGAL PROTECTIONS FOR YOUR FAMILY)
In 2007 Georgia Equality led the campaign which resulted in the passage of the Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare (click link to download form), a state law securing the right of same-sex partners to ride in ambulances and have hospital visitation. In addition, we have successfully passed Domestic Partnership benefits for the employees of four large Georgia-based companies: Coca-Cola, Atlanta Gas Light, BellSouth and Delta Air Lines, as well as Domestic Partnership benefits for employees of Fulton County, City of Atlanta, DeKalb County, and Grady Health System.
We are working to expand these protections to more municipalities across the state, using these local victories as momentum for passing state-wide relationship recognition legislation.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Talk to your local city council members or your place of employment about the importance of offering Domestic Partner benefits - you can contact Georgia Equality for assistance
- Stay informed by joining our Action Email List
- Join Georgia Equality. Our work is not possible without the financial support of people like you who care about equality and fairness in our home state of Georgia