July 14, 2015 9:00 pm -

Walmart, the largest retailer in the United States, is being sued in federal court for denying health insurance benefits to the spouses of gay employees, which the suit claims violated gender discrimination laws.

The lawsuit, which has been filed in U.S. District Court in Boston, is also seeking to gain nationwide class-action status.

The lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a former employee, Jackie Cote, an office manager who has worked at Walmart stores in Maine and Massachusetts since 1999. Her wife, Diana Smithson, developed cancer in 2012 and treatment led to $150,000 in medical debt, which the suit alleges hampered Smithson’s recovery….READ MORE at

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