Get married or lose your benefits

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    May 13, 2015 5:42 PM GMT
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/gay-couples-tie-the-knot-for-health-benefits-1431475509?
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    May 15, 2015 2:48 PM GMT
    Amid a push that has made same-sex marriage legal in 37 states and the District of Columbia, some employers are telling gay workers they must wed in order to maintain health-care coverage for their partners. About a third of public- and private-sector employees in the U.S. have access to benefits for unmarried gay partners, according to a federal tally, but employment lawyers say the fast-changing legal outlook is spurring some employers to rethink that coverage.

    “If the Supreme Court rules that suddenly there is marriage equality in 50 states, the landscape totally changes."
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    May 15, 2015 6:49 PM GMT


    "The majority of U.S. states lack antidiscrimination protection for gay and lesbian employees, so workers can be fired for their sexuality, advocates say."

    No wonder they don't want to get married. D'oh.