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Dallas OKs retirement benefits for same‑sex spouses of city workers

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The move affirms a vote by the Dallas Employees’ Retirement Fund board to extend benefits to all spouses subject to a vote of the City Council and a city attorney opinion. [...]

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Chatham County, Ga., debates extending insurance benefits to same-sex partners

Sunday, February 15, 2015
Officials in Chatham County, Ga., are debating whether they can offer insurance benefits to same-sex partners. [...]

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St. Louis Archdiocese opposes hospital group’s benefits for same-sex spouses

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Echoing concerns voiced last week by the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, the Archdiocese of St. Louis is also criticizing a Catholic-based hospital group’s plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of employees. [...]

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Starkville, Miss., aldermen: No insurance coverage for same-sex partners

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Starkville aldermen have overridden the mayor's veto of their earlier decision to bar city employees from buying buy health insurance coverage for unmarried domestic partners, including those of the same sex. [...]

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Florida opens health, retirement benefits to same-sex spouses of state workers

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee.
Married same-sex spouses of Florida state employees are now eligible for state coverage for health insurance and retirement benefits. [...]

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Mississippi town rescinds health coverage for unmarried domestic partners

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Starkville, Miss., aldermen voted 5-2 Tuesday night to rescind the insurance plan that had been in effect since last fall. [...]

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Dallas County to consider expanding family leave policy to cover gay workers

Saturday, January 3, 2015
The proposal is expected to win approval from county commissioners in the coming weeks. The city of Dallas already has a similar policy in place. [...]

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Florida-based supermarket chain to offer benefits to married, same-sex couples

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Publix is expanding spouse coverage for its health, dental and vision benefit plans to associates who are married in any state where same-sex marriages are legal, regardless of the associates’ state of residence. [...]

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Consumer group sues Aetna, says policy discriminates against HIV patients

Friday, December 26, 2014
The lawsuit alleges a new policy violates the privacy of people with HIV and AIDS by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy. [...]

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Mich. won’t appeal ruling that overturned ban on domestic partner benefits

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The state of Michigan won't appeal a decision that struck down a law barring local governments from offering benefits to same-sex domestic partners. [...]

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