ExxonMobil to Offer Benefits to Married Gay Couples


ExxonMobil which is facing a major anti-gay discrimination lawsuit in Illinois, says it will give benefits to legally married same-sex couples for the first time, the AP reports:

The company says it will recognize "all legal marriages" when it determines eligibility for health care plans for the company's 77,000 employees and retirees in the U.S. That means if a gay employee has been married in a state or country where gay marriage is legal, his or her spouse will be eligible for benefits with the company starting next year.

Posted September 27, 2013 at 2:45pm ETC by Andy Towle
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