SkyWest accused of bias against gay couples

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October 31, 2009


"A SkyWest Airlines baggage agent who married his partner last year after the California Supreme Court legalized same-sex unions says the airline is breaking state law by refusing to give his husband the free fares it provides to heterosexual spouses.

"...A SkyWest spokeswoman did not return phone messages about the case. But Caldwell's attorney, Tara Borelli of the gay-rights organization Lambda Legal, said the company's position for the last year was that Delta Air Lines, its partner in regional flights in the West, insisted on denying equal benefits to same-sex couples."