In the on-going posting of conservative Greensboro blogger Joe Guarino’s candidate questionnaire, one including a question on the issue of domestic partner benefits for city employees, another City Council candidate has responded.
Greg Woodard, an At-Large candidate who has also agreed to complete the InterstateQ.com LGBT issues candidate questionnaire, says that Greensboro isn’t ready for domestic partnerships.
7. Do you support same-sex domestic partner benefits for City employees?
No, I do not think the city is ready for it.
A major metropolitan city in North Carolina, competing with other markets sometimes five times larger than itself and struggling to keep high-paying, dynamic businesses and experienced, young professionals? Struggling to attract huge business (with more than half of all Fortune 500 companies offering similar DP benefits to their employees)? We aren’t ready for it?
Okay… I mean, whatever. If we want to be like not even a dot on the map, fine by me.
As I said, Woodard has agreed to complete the InterstateQ.com candidate questionnaire, so I hope to get a better sense of where he stands.
Previous Posts: Greensboro 2007 Elections & the Domestic Partner Issue
- Council candidate Blanks’ answer to DP benefits issue lacking August 22 2007
- Update: Greensboro candidates & Domestic Partner benefits August 21 2007
- Greensboro ‘07 – The LGBT Vote; candidates respond to domestic partner benefits issue August 17 2007