A state law lending Arizona same-sex health benefits for partners of government employees suffered a loss at the hands of the 9th circuit on tuesday when the court unheld a preliminary injuction blocking its enforcement. Unlike different sex couples, same sex couples cannot marry, and therefore will never have access to arizona health benefits so long as prop 120 remains law. Though the state argued that the denial of arizona same sex health benefits is a means to cut costs, the court also found prop 102 to be arbitrary and not rationally related to any state interest.
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AZ Same-Sex Health Benefits for Govt Workers Protected by 9th Cir.