Amarillo nuclear plant now offers health benefits to married gay couples

Posted on 16 Oct 2013 at 1:00pm

logo copyIf you’re lesbian and build nuclear weapons in the Texas Panhandle, you are now eligible to put your wife on your company insurance plan. If you’re gay and married, your husband is welcome, too.

Pantex, the only nuclear assembly and disassembly plant in the U.S., located near Amarillo, removed the words “opposite sex” from its HR policy. Any couple legally married may now participate in the company’s benefit plans, according to Equality Texas.

Pantex employs 3,200 people. An employee who wants to enroll a spouse in the company plan must present a valid marriage license from any of the 13 states or other jurisdictions that offer marriage equality.

Amarillo is a four-hour drive on I-40 to Albuquerque, which issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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