Gay Marriage--Mayo

The Mayo Clinic says its Minnesota employees who are in same-sex domestic partnerships will have to get married if they want their partners to continue to remain eligible for health insurance.
     Same-sex marriages are now legal in Minnesota starting today. Mayo Clinic spokesman Bryan Anderson tells the Rochester Post-Bulletin that the deadline for couples to get married to continue receiving health benefits hasn't been determined.
     Anderson says Mayo has provided same-sex domestic partner benefits for years because those couples were not allowed to be married. But the policy says couples would have to wed if same-sex marriage becomes legal in the state where they live.
     Human Rights Watch says Mayo's policy would be a first among large companies. Mayo does not provide benefits for opposite-sex couples who live together.

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