INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The 831,000-member Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has become one of the first mainline Protestant denominations to authorize medical coverage for domestic partners of unmarried employees.
The decision was announced by the church pension fund, which had discussed the issue for five years and agreed to consider coverage if July's national General Assembly approved it.
But the denomination's General Board said last month the pension fund should decide, not the national meeting.
The coverage, which could start as soon as January, doesn't extend to pensions.
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