Houston's Benefits Offer To Gay Workers' Spouses Quashed

Law360, Houston (December 18, 2013, 2:52 PM EST) -- A Texas state judge on Tuesday blocked the city of Houston from extending benefits to same-sex spouses of city employees, saying a legal challenge to the policy brought by clients of Harris County Republican Party Chairman Jared Woodfill likely has merit.

Harris County District Judge Lisa Millard signed off on a temporary injunction preventing the city from offering health insurance and other employment benefits to legally married gay couples, saying a pair of taxpayers on whose behalf Woodfill filed the suit arguably have shown a violation...
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