The fight over health benefits for same-sex partners of state government workers is far from over. Arizona is again tenaciously appealing a state court’s ruling that its law banning same-sex partners’ benefits is unconstitutional, reports the East Valley Tribune.
Arguing that Arizona elected officials’ control over state finances is at stake, Governor Jan Brewer’s office said it will ask a full panel of justices from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the law. The state law, which was signed by Governor Brewer in 2009, repealed Arizona state employees’ domestic partnership benefits for healthcare.