9th Circuit Administrative Ruling Finds Denial of Benefits to Oregon Domestic Partner Unconstitutional

The Executive Committee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit’s Judicial Council ruled on November 25 that a former federal court employee in Oregon was entitled to compensation for the cost of providing health insurance for her same-sex domestic partner because the refusal by the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to recognize Oregon domestic partnerships for this purpose violates the 5th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the Oregon … <Read More>