The Pflugerville school district in Texas announced that it would allow gay and lesbian couples in a domestic partnership to profit from insurance benefits.
This new policy, which will come into force starting from January 1st, is a premiere for a school district of Texas.
"We can talk about being inclusive and talk about valuing people, but if you have people in your organization who feel like you have practices that are discriminatory, then why don’t you make some of these changes that will make me feel included?" Pflugerville Superintendent Charles Dupre said.
Chuck Smith of Equality Texas added: "I think they’re doing it for the same reasons that for-profit businesses do it,” Smith said. “They’re doing it in order to be competitive in the marketplace and attract good teachers."