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Railroad offers health care to same-sex spouses

BNSF grants benefits to end engineer suit

MICHAEL AND Eli Hall, right, hold their marriage license certificate, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 as they talk to reporters in Seattle. Michael Hall, a locomotive engineer, is suing BNSF Railway, saying his husband Eli has repeatedly been denied health benefits even though gay marriage is legal in Washington state. 	AP Photo/Ted S. Warren


MICHAEL AND Eli Hall, right, hold their marriage license certificate, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 as they talk to reporters in Seattle. Michael Hall, a locomotive engineer, is suing BNSF Railway, saying his husband Eli has repeatedly been denied health benefits even though gay marriage is legal in Washington state. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren



SEATTLE — 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...

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