This week the Janesville City Council voted 6-1 to force taxpayers to fund Domestic Partner Benefits for city employees. This applies to both same-sex and opposite-sex partners. The Janesville Gazette reports “the city would pay an additional $10,548 for each single employee who claims a domestic partner”. This new benefit will fall upon the backs of the taxpayers. The lone council member voting “No” was DuWayne Severson.