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University System Of Georgia Offering Benefits To Gay Couples

Richard Skipper, left, and Daniel Sherman, of Sparkill, N.Y., wait to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk's office, Sunday, July 24, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Richard Skipper, left, and Daniel Sherman, of Sparkill, N.Y., wait to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk's office, Sunday, July 24, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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Same-sex married couples can now sign up for health insurance through the University System of Georgia.

The Board of Regents says it is working to update its plan documents, following the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in favor of gay marriage.

According to the USG’s website, employees with a same-sex spouse must register their change in marital status by Sept. 1.

Starting next week, a University System of Georgia employee who marries someone of the same sex can enroll the spouse with the exact procedures that are in place for heterosexual couples.

Additional information on these policy changes will be posted on the University System’s website Monday.