Wisconsin state benefits agency opens 30-day enrollment for same-sex spouses


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MADISON, Wisconsin — A Wisconsin state benefits agency has opened a 30-day enrollment period for members who are married to same-sex spouses.

The Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds said Tuesday that same-sex married couples may apply for changes to their state benefits plans through Nov. 14.

The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1w7lYBt) reports benefit changes can be made effective to Oct. 6 — the day the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Wisconsin's final attempt to preserve its ban on gay marriage.

Hundreds of marriages that were officiated from June 6-13 — after the initial federal court ruling in the case, and before the ruling was stayed — will be recognized, as will those entered into outside Wisconsin in places where same-sex marriage was legal.


ETF answers questions about gay marriage benefits: http://etf.wi.gov/news/ht-2014-same-sex-marriage2.htm

Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

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