Walmart to offer health benefits to same-sex couples

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Starting next year, retail giant Walmart will offer health insurance benefits to same-sex couples and domestic partners.

The company notified the change with a postcard mailed to employees in every state this week.

It applies to same sex couples as well as domestic partners of opposite genders, living together and in a committed relationship for at least a year.

This comes just months after the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act that defined marriage as between a man and a woman.

Workers will now be able to enroll for these benefits from October 12 through November 1.

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