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Utah’s Weber State University extends benefits to same-sex couples

Sunday, January 5, 2014
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OGDEN, Utah — Weber State University says it will extend insurance benefits to spouses of employees in same-sex marriages.

Weber-State-UniversityThe university’s announcement, in an email sent Friday, follows U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby’s ruling striking down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Weber State spokeswoman Allison Hess told KSL-TV the university is “following the law as it is now in Utah” and the guidance of its insurance agency.

Weber State, along with many other state schools and agencies, participates in the state’s Public Employees Health Program.

The program announced that benefits would be extended to spouses of public employees in same-sex marriages following Shelby’s ruling on Dec. 20.

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