The University of Kentucky's Board of Trustees expanded employee benefits Tuesday to include domestic partners.
The vote makes the school Kentucky's second public university to offer domestic partner benefits - the University of Louisville began offering them earlier this year.
Eligibility for the University of Kentucky's benefits, which will cover unmarried same-sex and opposite sex couples, will begin in July.
To qualify, those seeking the benefits must sign an affidavit and demonstrate financial interdependence.
The domestic partner benefits were part of a larger package of benefits the trustees passed during a regular meeting. University
President Lee Todd Jr. backed offering the expanded benefits package.
Todd said in a written statement that a majority of Fortune 500 companies offer some form of domestic partner benefits.
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