COLUMBIA, Mo. — Boone County, Mo., employees who are in legally recognized same-sex marriages are now entitled to survivors benefits from the County Employees’ Retirement Fund.
The Retirement Fund board of directors made that decision at a meeting on Tuesday. Survivors benefits allow a spouse to earn a portion of their deceased spouse’s earnings after death.
Nicole Galloway, Boone County treasurer and a member of the Retirement Fund board, said the decision came in light of recent court rulings.
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She saidt there were several Boone County employees who requested the extension of retirement benefits to same-sex couples who are legally married.