Monday, November 23, 2009

Federal judge orders administration to provide health insurance to wife of lesbian court employee

A federal appeals court judge has ordered the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to provide health care benefits to the wife of a lesbian federal attorney in California. The attorney, Karen Golinski, married Amy Cunninghis in California in 2008 when same-sex marriages were legal in that state.

According to Judge Alex Kozinski, a Reagan appointee, said that federal law requires the government to provide health insurance to the spouse of any covered employee who is legally married in his or her state of residence.

More info:
Obama Administration Ordered to Give Benefits to Lesbian Partner - Edge
Give in on same-sex benefits, judge orders feds - San Francisco Chronicle

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