[JURIST] Chief Judge James Ware of the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Tuesday declared that the denial of insurance benefits to the same-sex spouse of a federal court employee is discriminatory [San Francisco Chronicle report]. Specifically, Ware ruled that the California Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) [official website] had discriminated against law clerk Christopher Nathan when it denied his request to enroll his male spouse in the federal government's health care plan....

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