A Connecticut widower has filed suit against his late husband’s employer, Bayer Corp., which denied him survivors’ pension benefits, citing the Defense of Marriage Act, and continues to do so even after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key segment of the federal law almost a year ago. Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders is handling the suit on behalf of Gerald Passaro of Milford, whose husband, Thomas Buckholz, was a chemist with the company for more than 20 years. They became a couple in 1995 and married in November 2008, shortly after same-sex couples gained marriage rights in Connecticut.
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