After Court Action, U.Va. Adds Same-Sex Benefits

October 8, 2014

Many public colleges and universities in Virginia and other states that have had bans on same-sex marriage or benefits for same-sex couples have been blocked by state officials from offering benefits to same-sex couples. The day after the Supreme Court effectively killed many of those state bans, including one in Virginia, the University of Virginia announced a change in its policies. University employees who have same-sex marriages that were performed outside the state are immediately eligible to have their partners covered. And the university said that, going forward, same-sex couples married in Virginia will have the same health benefits as straight couples, and that children of same-sex partners of university employees are now eligible for coverage as stepchildren.


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