Judge Rules Against FedEx in Same-Sex Benefits Case


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Posted by Melanie Nathan, January 05, 2016.

Yes there is still fallout from DOMA and it is scandalous to note that FedEx did not have the decency to apply the Edie Windsor case retrospectively. So now let fairness, equality and justice prevail, with thanks to these Plaintiffs, NCLR, Feinberg Jackson Worthman & Wasow, the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, and the Birnie Law Office.

From the Recorder: FedEx Corp can’t deny survivor pension benefits to the widow of a gay employee who died just six days before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and allowed same-sex marriages to resume in California, a federal judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton held that FedEx must interpret its pension plan consistent with federal law after the Supreme Court’s decision striking down DOMA as unconstitutional in U.S. v. Windsor.

Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 8.15.27 AMWhile not a final ruling, Hamilton’s

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