At the Monday night Dec. 15 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, town officials were asked to consider adopting a change to the retirement plan for town employees. The selectmen unanimously approved adding the Windsor Amendment to town’s retirement plan, making same-sex spouses of town employees eligible to receive benefits. 

As first selectmen Bill Brennan explained, the move would make Wilton’s retirement plan “consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor,” the landmark case that overturned the “Defense of Marriage Act.” He explained that adopting the amendment makes the provision that “everybody is equal, regardless of how you define marriage.”

Once the motion was approved by all the selectmen, they each signed the document to make the amendment binding.