Tamarac, Fla. (July 1, 2021) – Wednesday, June 9, the Tamarac City Commission voted to provide health and benefits coverage to registered domestic partners of City employees, an effort sponsored by District 1 Commissioner Marlon Bolton.
At Tamarac’s February 24, 2021 Commission meeting, District 1 Commissioner Marlon Bolton introduced the resolution to provide health and insurance benefits to domestic partners of employees and their dependents who are involved in a registered domestic partnership.
A registered domestic partnership is a committed relationship between individuals who live as a family, whether it’s under the same roof or not. Domestic partnerships were recognized in Broward County with the adoption of the Broward County Domestic Partnership Act of 1999.
“I’m pleased the resolution I brought forth helps to bring us one step closer to equality for people who classify themselves as family,” said Bolton. “This is truly reflective of who Tamarac is as a City.”
The new coverage option for City of Tamarac staff will take effect January 1, 2022.
Also, during the June 9 meeting, a resolution that affirms Tamarac as "a safe city committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that welcomes individuals regardless of differences" was passed by the Commission.
ABOUT THE CITY OF TAMARAC
Tamarac covers a 12-square mile area in western Broward County and is home to more than 65,000 residents and approximately 2,000 businesses. Ideally situated, Tamarac provides easy access to highways, railways, airports and waterways, and a wealth of cultural and sports activities. Tamarac’s median age continues to grow younger and the population more diverse, as people recognize the City as a great place to spend their lives. For more information visit www.Tamarac.org.