Voice for Equality: Annapolis mayor Josh Cohen
June 28, 2010
Josh Cohen is an American Democratic politician who was elected on Nov. 3, 2009, as mayor of Annapolis. Cohen, a Democrat, gained 46.5 percent of the vote to defeat Republican nominee David Cordle (40.5 percent) and independent candidate Chris Fox (13 percent). Cohen, who served previously on the Anne Arundel County Council (District 6) and the Annapolis City Council (Ward 8), succeeded Ellen O. Moyer as Annapolis' chief executive on Dec. 7, 2009.
Posted by The Associated Press on wjz.com:
"The mayor of Annapolis has extended benefits to the same-sex partners of city workers, including access to medical plans.
"The new rules take effect July 1. Same-sex partners of city employees can enroll in medical, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits. Those benefits are not extended to unmarried heterosexual couples.
"Mayor Josh Cohen says when he was on the City Council seven years ago, he first tried to change the policy. He says since then, public sentiment has changed."
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Freedom to Marry salutes Annapolis mayor Josh Cohen as a Voice for Equality.