Monday, July 11, 2011

Church Pension Fund Does The Right Thing!

Changes to Plan Rules Governing Benefits for Same-Gender Married Spouses

At its meeting on June 16, 2011, the Church Pension Fund (CPF) Board of Trustees voted to amend the rules governing retirement benefits for spouses of eligible participants in the Church Pension Fund Clergy Pension Plan (Clergy Plan), the Episcopal Church Lay Employees’ Retirement Plan (Lay DB Plan), and the Church Pension Fund Clergy Post-Retirement Medical Assistance Plan (Medicare Supplement Benefit) to provide parity of benefits for legally-married same-gender spouses. The changes are effective July 1, 2011.

For more specifics on how this applies:, click here.

Another great argument for marriage equality!

1 comment:

Roy Ordway said...

This still leaves a two tier system that ignores the very real committed relationships of same gender couples who live in states that do not yet allow same gender marriage. To adequately protect their spouses financially, on par with legally married couples, they are almost forced to go to another state to be married, then return to their home state where such a marriage may not be recognized and no benefit other than CPF is available to them. Perhaps the CPF will set up a chapel in their lobby, so folks can fly in, get a quickie marriage to secure their rights according to CPF, and then fly home?