Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lambda Legal Files Federal Lawsuit Seeking to Block Elimination of Domestic Partner Benefits for Gay and Lesbian State Employees

11/17/09 Lambda Legal press release:
(Tucson, Arizona, November 17, 2009) — Lambda Legal has filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Tucson to block a move to strip domestic partner benefits from gay and lesbian state employees. Arizona lawmakers included a provision stripping domestic partner health benefits from state employees as part of a last–minute budget deal signed by Governor Jan Brewer in September, while retaining spousal health benefits for heterosexual workers ... The case is Collins v. Brewer. [No. 2:09-cv-02402-JWS (Az.Dist.Ct.)]
Lambda Legal alleges discriminatory elimination of the benefits in violation of due process and equal protection under the 14th Amendment. Here is the complaint.

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