Campus News

Court dismisses lawsuit over domestic partner benefits at Miami University

A three-judge appeals court in Ohio unanimously ruled to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to prevent Miami University from offering domestic partner benefits to its faculty and staff, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

The lawsuit, brought by a state representative and previously dismissed from a lower court, alleges the policy violates an amendment to the Ohio Constitution that prohibits state agencies from creating or recognizing “a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance or effect of marriage.”