Gay Worker Sues ArcelorMittal For Denying Spouse Benefits

Law360, New York (February 13, 2013, 2:05 PM EST) -- Steel giant ArcelorMittal USA and a local steelworkers health fund were hit in Pennsylvania federal court Monday with a suit alleging they wrongfully denied coverage to a male employee's husband by saying same-sex spouses were not covered under the health plan.

Plaintiff Bryce Ginther, an industrial electrician at ArcelorMittal’s steel mill in Conshohocken, Pa., and his husband, Kit Kineef, claimed the company and the Steelworkers Health and Welfare Plan had no basis for rejecting Ginther's request to enroll Kineef as his dependent under the health plan,...
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