University of Arkansas Reverses Course on Gay Health Benefits - Higher Education

Higher Education News and Jobs

University of Arkansas Reverses Course on Gay Health Benefits

Email




by Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ― The University of Arkansas System has reversed its decision to include same-sex couples in the health benefits that is offered to spouses.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that University of Arkansas attorney Fred Harrison on Tuesday cited a ruling by the Arkansas Supreme Court that stays a lower court’s ruling that an amendment banning same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.

UA revised its health benefits last Thursday to include same-sex married couples ― although the coverage would not be effective until June 1. The state Supreme Court’s stay was issued Friday.

UA spokesman Ben Beaumont estimated that fewer than 15 employees had begun the enrollment process to receive the benefits for a spouse.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Diverse Docket: Dominican College Wins Title VI Suit A federal judge in New York City has cleared Dominican College in a Title VI suit by an African American former student who was dropped from its occupational therapy program for low grades in a required course. Dominican College Sharon Mathis ...
Institutions Need to Better Serve American Indian/Alaskan Native Students According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) students enrolled in institutions of higher education increased 127% between 1976 and 2012. Higher education as a whole has yet to respond...
Report: Students Spend $1.3 Billion a Year on Remedial Courses Students spend $1.3 billion on remedial education in all 50 states and in the District of Columbia each year. Remedial, or developmental, classes are non-credit course sequences that students take to bring them up to college-readiness, according to a...
Court: Portland State Student Wrongfully Booted over Threat PORTLAND, Ore. ― The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that Portland State University wrongfully expelled a graduate student who was accused of threatening violence. The university banned Henry Liu from campus four years ago after a classmate repo...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *