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Exxon-Mobil To Recognize Legal Same-Sex Marriages

800px-ExxonMobilDowntownHoustonTXExxon-Mobil may not be willing to implement a non-discrimination policy that specifically covers LGBT people, but they are making it clear that they will begin to offer marital benefits to same-sex couples in the United States as of 1 October. The benefits will be for all legally married same-sex couples in the US.

The move makes legally married same-sex couples eligible for Exxon-Mobil’s healthcare plans. The same-sex couple needs to have a marriage license from a state or nation where same-sex marriage is legally valid.

Currently, there are 13 states which have legalized same-sex marriage, along with the District of Columbia.

Exxon-Mobil is currently facing a lawsuit centering around LGBT discrimination in Illinois. Exxon-Mobil maintains that they do not discriminate based upon sexual orientation or gender identity; however, they do not have a non-discrimination policy that specifically states that.

The company stated that they are simply following the lead of the US Government.

In June, the United States Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act.

spokesman Alan Jeffers stated that “We haven’t changed our eligibility criteria. It has always been to follow the federal definition and it will continue to follow the federal definition.”



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