Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke says he supports ongoing efforts to offer health benefits to same-sex partners of workers on the city's payroll.

"I believe that we should treat everyone equally," Berke said in an interview over the weekend. "And I think that our employees are an important part of the city. We want to make sure we want to find the best ways to treat them equally and fairly."

City Councilman Chris Anderson, who is leading the effort, also wants to create an official nondiscrimination policy against gays and lesbians employed by the city.

Berke said he backs that as well.

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