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Nation’s Largest Freight Carriers To Offer Health Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses

The Associated Press/Washington Post: Railroads To Offer Health Care To Same-Sex Spouses
A day after being sued by legally married, gay engineers, the nation’s largest freight rail carriers announced they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees. Gus Melonas, a spokesman for BNSF Railway Co., read the statement Wednesday from the National Railway Labor Conference to The Associated Press. The conference represents the railroad companies in dealings with labor groups, lawmakers and courts (12/5). 

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