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

Sunday, January 5, 2014

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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31 more reader comments:

  1. Looks like saner heads are prevailing in Utah.

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 5:56pm
  2. Wow

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6:00pm
  3. Great

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6:00pm
  4. … Great-TO-see this happening in Utah, where I graduated from BYU in Broadcast-Journalsim! ConGRATS WSU!!!

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6:03pm
  5. Yeah!!!!!

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6:05pm
  6. good job

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6:10pm
  7. I like living here (Ogden) and I am a Californian

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6:12pm
  8. This isn’t just equality it’s justice.

    And is that homophobe who’s starving himself because he’s pissed people now have their civil rights dead yet?

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6:13pm
  9. Awesome

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6:17pm
  10. Great to hear…

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6:20pm
  11. Thank god

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6:22pm
  12. Wonderful!!!

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6:26pm
  13. The dominoes are now falling…Cool beans

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6:30pm
  14. THAT’S GREAT

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6:36pm
  15. Awesome news! Yet another win for love in Utah!

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6:43pm
  16. Proud to be a student here.

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6:48pm
  17. Great …

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 7:12pm
  18. I floored. I couldn’t stand the high school atmosphere of Weber State.

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 7:15pm
  19. There, now was that so difficult?

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 7:24pm
  20. Cool Dude

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 7:25pm
  21. A friend of mine works there! So happy to hear this!

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 7:52pm
  22. It’s ll coming into place!!! Love it!

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 7:55pm
  23. Way to Go!

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9:00pm
  24. Yes, Great News

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9:43pm
  25. As Utah moves forward

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9:46pm
  26. My question … they wouldn’t be able to deny it since the Shelby decision right!? If a person can add their spouse to their insurance after marriage, it isn’t that they changed the policy, LGBTQ are now just designated as spouse.

    Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 10:21pm
  27. I knew I liked Weber State for a reason!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 12:10am
  28. It’s the law now in Utah, and in the other 17 states following the US Constitution’s guarantee of equality for all.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 12:13am
  29. CHECK!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 12:40am
  30. Yaaaay!!! Both my Mother and my Step-Father taught there! They also live about 1 mile from there! Good to hear!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 12:42am
  31. One of my granddaughters is a student there. This has nothing to do with the story, just a proud G-Pa.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:27am