9th Circ. Cites Windsor In Award To Gay Ex-Clerk

Law360, Los Angeles (November 25, 2013, 9:57 PM EST) -- A Ninth Circuit administrative body on Monday awarded back pay to a former federal clerk who was denied health benefits for her domestic partner, ruling she was deprived due process and equal protection under U.S. v. Windsor, the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring a federal ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

The Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit Executive Committee ruled against the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which argued that unmarried employees in same-sex relationships are not entitled to federal health insurance benefits for their...
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