Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Gay Married Couples Entitled to Insurance Benefits in New York State

Now that gay marriage is legal is some states, states that do not recognize gay marriage must decide whether contractual obligations to gay spouses will be extended in those states. The Superintended of Insurance in New York has decided that they do.

"We expect insurance companies to provide the same rights and benefits to all legally married couples, regardless of the sex of the spouses," Dinallo said in a statement. He cited Gov. David A. Paterson's May directive to state agencies to afford gay couples married in jurisdictions where same-sex marriages are legal the same rights and obligations as heterosexuals.

See Law.Com for story

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