A Reason to Get Up on Saturday

UT President Powers will speak on Domestic Partner Benefits

YOU get benefits and YOU get benefits! And YOU get benefits!!
YOU get benefits and YOU get benefits! And YOU get benefits!! (Photo by John Anderson)

For years now faculty, staff, and students at UT Austin have been rallying President William Powers and the board of regents to allow Domestic Partner Benefits for those outside of the hetero box. The University has remained largely mum. That is, until now …

This Saturday at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (that new shiny hotel UT built last year on MLK), Powers will be speaking at 9am. Queers: time to show up. Drink your Emergenc-E and get up on Saturday bright and early. Really. [edited 6:44pm, Thu., Feb. 18 to reflect info in comments section below]

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Domestic Partners, Domestic Partner Benefits, University of Texas, Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Bill Powers

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