In a victory that’s been years in the making, Exxon Mobil will finally offer benefits to married same-sex employees.
Pink News reports:
Exxon Mobil Corp announced on Friday that it plans to begin recognising “all legal marriages”, when deciding eligibility for health care plans for its 77,000 employees and retirees in the US. The announcement means that as of 1 October, any gay employee who has been married in a state or country where equal marriage is legal, their spouse will be eligible for the benefits. The company, which faces a same-sex discrimination complaint in Illinois, said on Friday that it was following the lead of the US Government.
In an apparent effort to save face, the company claims it hasn’t changed its policy – it’s just following the definition the US government sets out.