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October 15, 2010

Federal Employees Can Purchase Health Insurance For Their Pets, But Not Their Same-Sex Partners

WonkRoom: "The insurance is a handsome perk for those who can afford it, but what’s illuminating about the ad is that while federal employees can buy pet insurance 'in these challenging economic times,' LGBT workers are still prohibited from purchasing policies for their partners or spouses by the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — a federal law which denies federal benefits to legally married same sex couples."