logo
Featured on 40:     HRL: Smith Vocational     Gas Tracker     40's Friends     Brittany vs. Pie     Weather Discussion    
share on facebook share on twitter
Breaking News
2 NYC cops dead in shooting Read more

USAA covers Mass. same-sex spouses earlier denied

Gay-MarriageBOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says United Services Automobile Association will offer insurance coverage to people who had previously been denied after their same-sex Massachusetts marriages to eligible policy-holders ended.

The agreement announced Friday also calls for USAA to pay the state $50,000.

USAA offers auto and property insurance to current and former U.S. military members, their children and spouses, including spouses who don’t remarry after death or divorce. Since 2012 it has recognized all legal marriages, civil unions and registered domestic partnerships.

Same-sex marriages became legal in Massachusetts in 2004, when USAA still based spousal eligibility on the federal Defense of Marriage Act recognizing only heterosexual marriages. The U.S. Supreme Court partly overturned that law last year.

USAA spokesman Roger Wildermuth said the Massachusetts settlement “simply documents that USAA will continue its current practice.”

 


Comments

WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.
blog comments powered by Disqus