Amendment One Not Expected To Affect Same-Sex Partner Benefits At Duke

Duke was one of the first employers to extend benefits to same-sex partners in 1994

Duke officials announced that the approval of Amendment One by North Carolina voters yesterday is not expected to impact Duke's long-standing policy to extend same-sex partner benefits to faculty and staff.

"Duke was one of the first employers to make benefits available to same sex partners in 1994 as a way to be inclusive and supportive of the needs of all faculty and staff, and this support will continue," said Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president of administration at Duke.

Same-sex couples are and will continue to be eligible to participate in the following benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Reimbursement accounts
  • Financial protection
  • Educational assistance (tuition grant)
  • Retirement plans
  • Survivor benefits

For more information about Duke's same sex benefits, visit the Duke Human Resources website.