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Vanderbilt Ends Benefits For Same Sex Domestic Partners

Posted at 7:30 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 20:30:03-04

Vanderbilt University announced that they will end insurance benefits for partners of employees who are in same-sex domestic relationships, a move that LGBT advocates say could be the beginning of a new trend.

In a statement Vanderbilt University said:

"Because same-sex marriages are now performed and legal in all 50 states, married same-sex couples are eligible for the same benefits and tax advantages as other married couples. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, Vanderbilt employees will only cover dependents who are spouses; natural, step- and adopted children; and other qualified dependents with required documentation in Vanderbilt benefits."

"So many millennials aren’t rushing into marriage but should be able to protect the ones they love," said Chris Sanders with the Tennessee Equality Project.