City won't offer some benefits to employees' same-sex spouses

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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:00 am

The City of Omaha will not offer health care and dental benefits to same-sex spouses of city employees, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that extended a variety of federal benefits to married, same-sex couples.

In a press release issued Wednesday, Mayor Jean Stothert said the city's legal department has reviewed its policies following the ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act — and after a request from the city's police union.

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