New York tells all insurance companies to recognize legal same sex marriages; treat same sex couples equally or face disciplinary action, state regulator says

December 2008
Empty Closet;Dec2008/Jan2009, Issue 419, p17A
The article reports on the directive issued by the New York State Department of Insurance on November 21, 2008, directing all insurance companies to recognize legal same sex marriages. Superintendent Eric Dinallo said in a statement that they expect insurance firms to provide same rights and benefits to all legally married couples, regardless of the sex of the spouses. According to the department's spokesperson, Andy Mais, insurers who failed to extend insurance coverage equally to all couples will face disciplinary action from the regulator.


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