SAN FRANCISCO — Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company, is offering car insurance savings to those in domestic partnerships and civil unions in 21 new states across the country, giving committed same-sex couples the same savings opportunities as legally married couples.

Drivers who sign up could save 10 percent or more on their Esurance car insurance premiums, though savings may vary depending on a number of pricing factors, including driving record, accident history, and vehicle.

While many car insurance companies offer savings for same-sex couples in states that have legally recognized civil unions, Esurance is going a step further. Now, same-sex couples who live together in nearly all the states where Esurance does business can enjoy those same benefits, regardless of their state's laws regarding same-sex partnerships.

Esurance has offered similar car insurance savings for same-sex partners in California, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington for some time. Now, customers in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin can enjoy these savings or get a car insurance quote from Esurance.

"Esurance is firmly committed to recognizing and supporting diversity for its customers," said Gary Tolman, Esurance president and CEO. "Offering additional savings to consumers regardless of where individual states stand on the issue of same-sex marriage is another measure of those commitments."

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