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U. City Considers Domestic Partnership Ordinance

Brett Blume
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University City

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (KMOX) -  Officials in University City are poised to make local history during Monday night’s  city council meeting.

Topping the agenda is a domestic partnership that, if passed, would be the first such measure to be adopted in St. Louis County.

“It is very important to us that all of our residents are treated equally and fairly in all of our city operations and our facilities,” U. City mayor Shelley Welsch tells KMOX News.

University City already has domestic partnership benefits in place for city employees.

St. Louis City, Columbia and Kansas City are among a just a handful of Missouri municipalities to have such a measure on the books.

“I think it’s a needed third step to make clear how we believe all of our residents should be treated in University City,” Welsch says, “and we hope this will become a model for other municipalities in St. Louis County.”

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