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Same-Sex Couples Sue Railroad Over Denial Of Health Care Benefits

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Two railroad workers are going to federal court in Seattle to force their employer to provide health care benefits to their same sex spouses.

Instead of a joyous time, 2013 has been a trying year for locomotive engineer Mikey Hall.

"I married the love of my life, Eli, on January 21st, 2013."

Shortly after that, Hall, 30, went to his employer, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe railroad, seeking health benfits for his new husband, Eli. He sent the railroad a copy of their marriage certificate. The railroad declined benefits and referred him to the company handbook.

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