Decision Time on Same-Sex Benefits
Marquez, Jessica, Workforce Management
Gay-marriage ruling in California puts pressure on firms to determine whether they will extend health coverage to same-sex spouses.
The recent California Supreme Court ruling allowing for same-sex marriages may not stick, but employers throughout the U.S. had better know now whether they will extend health care benefits to same-sex spouses.
On May 15, California's high court ruled that same-sex couples must be permitted to legally marry. However, on June 3, an initiative banning same-sex marriages received enough voter signatures to qualify for the November 4 ballot.
What happens after the fall vote is up for speculation, but since the Supreme Court ruling took …
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Publication information: Article title: Decision Time on Same-Sex Benefits. Contributors: Marquez, Jessica - Author. Magazine title: Workforce Management. Volume: 87. Issue: 11 Publication date: June 23, 2008. Page number: 1+. © 2009 Crain Communications, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.