Texas Lawmaker Asks For AG's Take On Same-Sex Benefits

Law360, Houston (November 5, 2012, 3:42 PM EST) -- A Texas lawmaker on Friday questioned whether or not public employers were violating the law by offering insurance coverage and other benefits to same-sex couples and asked the state’s attorney general to weigh in on the issue.

In a letter to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, asked the attorney general to determine whether several municipalities and counties were circumventing a 2005 state constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between “one man and one woman” by offering benefits to their employees'...
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