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Gay state workers can sign their spouses up for benefits

Capitol Building in Lansing, MI
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Capitol Building, Lansing, MI

State of Michigan employees in same-sex marriages can sign their spouses up for benefits during a special enrollment period this month.

The Civil Service Commission said gay state workers married after the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling have until July 27th to sign their spouse up for benefits.

Gay employees married legally somewhere else before the ruling can also enroll their spouses.

Before the Supreme Court's ruling, state workers in same-sex marriages had the option of enrolling an "other eligible adult" for benefits, but not a spouse.

Workers who don't sign their spouses up for benefits before the end of the special window will have to wait until the next annual enrollment period.

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