Same-sex partners married in Canada qualify for NY pension
%between% ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – State Comptroller Alan Hevesi says full benefits of the state’s public employee pension fund should be extended to a same-sex partner of a public employee if the couple has been married in Canada.
Hevesi says he made his decision based on New York court rulings and a March 2004 opinion by state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. Hevesi says the decision was not influenced by his personal support for same-sex marriages.
Should taxpayers pay for this?