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OSU Might Require Domestic Partners To Get Married To Obtain Benefits

Jun 5, 2017

Credit bls.gov

Ohio State University is considering whether to require employees and their same-sex partners to be married in order to receive domestic partner benefits starting in 2019.

The proposed change would affect 100 employees and their dependents currently enrolled in university benefit plans. The change is prompted by the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. The university began offering benefits to same-sex partners in 2004, but has never offered them to unmarried opposite-sex partners. University trustees are expected to consider the change on Friday.