Thursday, January 08, 2015

Florida Extends Health and Retirement Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses of State Employees

The Miami Herald reports that Florida officials have decided same-sex spouses of state employees will now be eligible for health insurance and retirement benefits. The rulings in memos from the Department of Management Services and from the State Retirement Director come after court decisions resulted in the legal recognition of same-sex marriage in Florida as of January 6. (See prior posting.)