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|The Impact of Same-Sex Marriages on Benefit Plan Administration|
May 22, 2015
"If the Court concludes that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marriage or that states must recognize same-sex marriages lawfully performed out-of-state, then health plans that define a spouse as a member of the opposite sex will need to be amended to cover lawfully married same-sex spouses. In addition, employers would no longer be able to cherry pick the types of spousal benefits they provide and would have to make available the same benefits to same-sex married couples that they currently offer opposite-sex married couples."
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