Monday, April 6, 2009

YMCA's Definition of Family Challenged in Beloit

The Wisconsin State Journal reports the membership committee of the YMCA in Beloit will be hearing a complaint from a person who is wanting the definition of family changed.  At present the Beloit YMCA has a family membership available to those who are legally married as husband and wife along with their dependent children, however the complaint is seeking to have the definition of family membership changed to include same sex couples.  The membership committee meeting regarding this complaint will take place on Tuesday, April 21st.  They will also discuss whether to allow unmarried opposite –sex couples a family membership. While other YMCA’s have allowed for same sex domestic partners and their children to form a family membership such as in Dane County, the Beloit YMCA has not. You may call the Beloit YMCA with your comments at (608) 365-2261.   The article can be found at:
http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/local/445850