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2017 NBA All-Star game on city council’s agenda Monday

Michael Jordan points to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during the press conference announcing that the NBA All-Star game would come to Charlotte.
Michael Jordan points to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during the press conference announcing that the NBA All-Star game would come to Charlotte. ogaines@charlotteobserver.com

Benefits for same-sex couples and terms for hosting the NBA’s 2017 All-Star Game are among items on the agenda when the Charlotte City Council meets at 5 p.m. Monday for a business meeting.

▪ The council has moved to change its benefits plan as a result of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing same-sex marriages. City staff is recommending ending benefits for domestic partners and offering coverage to legal spouses of qualifying city employees regardless of sex. The change could go into effect by Jan. 1, 2016.

▪ The council also will consider approving an agreement that would cap contributions at $600,000 for hosting the National Basketball Association’s 2017 All-Star Game. The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority would represent the city in the agreement.

Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms

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