So what about group health policies at public institutions -- such as the University of Arkansas -- that cover domestic partners
? Many private companies and at least one government agency in the Little Rock area offer such coverage. It is NOT merely for people -- heterosexual or homosexual -- cohabiting without benefit of matrimony. It is also for other family groups and a humane policy it is. The UA says it needs to study the issue VERY carefully before doing anything. At a minimum until the legislature isn't in session, we'd guess.