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Two Christian Colleges Extend Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses

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by Samuel Smith, The Christian Post

Two Christian colleges located in states that had their same-sex marriage bans struck down by the United States Supreme Court’s June 26 decision that nationally legalized same-sex marriage are offering employment benefits to legally recognized same-sex spouses of school employees.

The employment practices of Hope College, a small Reformed liberal arts school in Holland, Michigan, and the nondenominational Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, will both comply with their states’ new legal definitions on marriage after the high court’s ruling.

Last week, Hope College President John Knapp sent an email to the Hope community explaining that while Hope will continue to offer benefits to spouses of employees recognized by the state, the Supreme Court’s ruling has effectively changed the definition of marriages recognized by the state of Michigan to include same-sex couples.

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