Congress Asks To Join Same-Sex Partner Benefits Suit

Law360, New York (May 3, 2011, 3:31 PM EDT) -- A congressional body sought to intervene Monday to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in a proposed class action brought by California workers over tax provisions denying same-sex partners long-term care insurance.

The U.S. House of Representative's Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group, which consists of the speaker, majority and minority leaders, and majority and minority whips, is seeking to intervene in the California action for the sole purpose of defending the constitutionality of DOMA.

California employees who belong to the California Public Employees' Retirement System and their...
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