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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:24 PM

Federal Judicial Council Orders Married Gay Couple Reimbursed For Denial Of Marriage Benefits

Source: ThinkProgress

Citing multiple court decisions declaring the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, the Judicial Council of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a lower federal court to reimburse a court employee’s husband for costs arising from the judiciary’s failure to provide the same-sex couple with equal benefits:

Christopher Nathan, 39, of San Francisco, a law clerk for U.S. Magistrate Maria Elena James, sought coverage for his spouse, Thomas Alexander, 40. The couple wed in 2008, in a ceremony performed by James, before Proposition 8 prohibited same-sex marriages in California.

When Nathan tried to enroll Alexander in the government’s insurance plan, he was turned down by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts because the 1996 law bars federal recognition of same-sex unions.

In April, Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware said the denial violated the federal court’s rules against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender, and ordered the court to reimburse Nathan for the costs of buying private insurance.


Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/11/26/1233271/federal-judicial-council-orders-married-gay-couple-reimbursed-for-denial-of-marriage-benefits/

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DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
annabanana Nov 2012 #1
closeupready Nov 2012 #2
Hissyspit Nov 2012 #3
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NickP Nov 2012 #5
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:29 PM

1. GOOD!!. . . . . . .n/t

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:47 PM

2. Justice. K&R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:48 PM

3. Wow, straight out of "The Good Wife" episode last night.

Ripped from the headlines!

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:57 PM

4. I watched that episode this morning.

It was a wonderful plot, interesting outcome.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:58 PM

5. Woohoo!

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:42 PM

6. Progress . . . . I hope!

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:43 PM

7. Glad to hear it!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:24 PM

8. Chip, chip, chip away.

...faster and faster and faster!

It's happening. And it's happening in our lifetimes. I am so very proud to be on the right side of this fight. Gay rights are civil rights, and don't anyone ever forget that.

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