- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin state benefits agency has opened a 30-day enrollment period for members who are married to same-sex spouses.

The Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds said Tuesday that same-sex married couples may apply for changes to their state benefits plans through Nov. 14.

The Wisconsin State Journal (https://bit.ly/1w7lYBt) reports benefit changes can be made effective to Oct. 6 - the day the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Wisconsin’s final attempt to preserve its ban on gay marriage.

Hundreds of marriages that were officiated from June 6-13 - after the initial federal court ruling in the case, and before the ruling was stayed - will be recognized, as will those entered into outside Wisconsin in places where same-sex marriage was legal.

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Online:

ETF answers questions about gay marriage benefits: https://etf.wi.gov/news/ht-2014-same-sex-marriage2.htm

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, https://www.madison.com/wsj


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