Mayo Clinic spokesman Bryan Anderson called me today to let me know that the clinic has decided to set a deadline of Dec. 31, 2014 for employees in same-sex domestic partnerships to wed in order to keep their health benefits.
In a story yesterday, Anderson said Mayo has long had a policy of providing benefits to same-sex domestic partners. That policy noticed that if same-sex marriage became legal in the state where the couples resides, they would need to get married in order to continue receiving benefits. As of yesterday, Mayo had not yet finalized when the deadline would be for Minnesota employees in same-sex couples to get married.
Same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota today.