Houston Offers Benefits To Workers' Same-Sex Spouses

Law360, Houston (November 22, 2013, 8:33 PM EST) -- The city of Houston said Wednesday that it will begin extending benefits to spouses of city employees who have legally entered into a same-sex marriage in light of a pair of U.S. Supreme Court rulings handed down last summer.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker said in a press conference announcing the policy change that the city will immediately start offering the same health and life insurance benefits to same-sex spouses of city employees that is provided to heterosexual couples. Parker said that the city’s legal department concluded...
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