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Benefits offered for same-sex spouses of Texas state workers

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
A group representing Texas state workers has begun allowing employees to enroll their same-sex spouses for benefits. ...

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Federal employee healthcare providers can no longer exclude transition-related services

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Katherine Archuleta
The change, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, will be effective Jan. 1, 2016, and impacts plans that federal employees can select during open enrollment this fall. ...

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Alaska same-sex couples will have to marry to keep state health benefits

Saturday, June 6, 2015
U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess  found the gay-marriage ban violated the equal protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
The decision by the Alaska State Employees Association’s board of trustees comes after an October ruling legalized same-sex marriage in Alaska. ...

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Providence, R.I., to extend transition-related health coverage to city workers

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Providence, R.I.
The city of Providence is extending transition-related health coverage for employees and retirees who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming. ...

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Federal judge declines DOJ request to reconsider ruling blocking FMLA benefits

Friday, April 10, 2015
The state attorney general says a federal judge in Texas has declined a U.S. Justice Department request to reconsider his order temporarily blocking federal rules expanding medical leave benefits to some gay couples. ...

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Delta Air Lines to assist gay employees with health care taxes

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Delta Air Lines became the first major air carrier Thursday to make same-sex domestic partners whole for additional income taxes they owe for health care plans. ...

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DOJ asks Texas judge to reconsider ruling blocking FMLA benefits for same-sex couples

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The U.S. Justice Department is appealing a federal judge in Texas' temporarily blocking federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to married, same-sex couples. ...

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Senate OKs budget amendment granting VA, Social Security benefits to married same-sex couples

Friday, March 27, 2015
U.S. Capitol
Eleven GOP senators, many of whom face competitive re-election fights in 2016, supported the amendment offered by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). ...

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Federal judge in Texas temporarily blocks FMLA benefits for married, same‑sex couples

Thursday, March 26, 2015
A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Obama administration from implementing a new rule under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that extends equal benefits to married, same-sex couples. ...

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Maryland Senate OKs artificial insemination healthcare bill for same-sex couples

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Maryland statehouse in Annapolis
Female same-sex couples in Maryland would have the same health care benefits for artificial insemination as heterosexual couples, under a bill passed by the state Senate. ...

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