Benefits for Same-Sex Couples: What's Next for Fed Employees?
In the District, same-sex couples are able to legally marry, and the same may be true in Maryland shortly. But a 'legal' marriage doesn't necessarily mean access to health benefits. Earlier this year, a Federal Appeals Court granted the legally-married lesbian spouse of a federal employee the same right to health insurance benefits provided to heterosexual spouses of federal employees. We get an update on the confusing legal landscape in the fight for federal benefits for same sex couples.