USA, Ohio: Gay Couple Gets Health Policy, Drops Lawsuit

Written by scott on March 29th, 2014

OhioA gay couple who sued to force Ohio to recognize their New York wedding dropped their lawsuit yesterday.

On Top Magazine reports:

A gay couple married in New York said Friday that they have dropped their federal lawsuit seeking to force Ohio to recognize their marriage…The couple said in their lawsuit filed last month that because Ohio would not recognize their out-of-state marriage, they were unable to enroll as a family under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and were forced to purchase three individual policies at a higher cost. Al Gerhardstein, the couple’s attorney, said that the couple obtained a family policy on Monday that takes effect next month. “I can’t tell you exactly where the hang up was,” Gerhardstein told the AP. “I think maybe it just needed that spotlight that came from this case and from the inquiries, and then the wheels got greased.”

At least they had a happy ending. We still have to point out that this never would have been an issue in the first place if the state had just recognized the validity of their marriage.

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