A WEST Conshohocken steelworker has sued his employer and the board of trustees of the Steelworkers Health and Welfare Fund for denying insurance coverage to the his husband.
The same-sex couple filed the suit in federal court Monday against the board and ArcelorMittal USA, a Chicago-based company that operates the Conshohocken steel mill where Bryce Ginther works as an industrial electrician.
Ginther, 54, married his partner of seven years, Kit Kineef, on May 15 in New York.
Ginther's benefits plan had no definition of a "spouse," so, on the same day he and Kineef were married, he submitted a request for his husband to be enrolled in his plan, the suit said. Kineef is also a plaintiff.