Complaint Seeking Retirement Health Benefits for Same-Sex Spouse of New York School Teacher Married in Canada

Start Date: 
07/21/2005

This complaint seeks to redress the denial of spousal health insurance privileges in the case of a retired New York teacher, who married his partner in Canada. Despite being legally married to his partner, the insurer refused to place his spouse on the plan because of his partner's sex. The healthcare insurer's actions stand in clear opposition to their contractual obligations and New York's constitutional guarantee of equality under the law.

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