Gates Mills couple dismisses lawsuit on gay marriage ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A gay married couple in Ohio who had trouble getting family coverage under the federal health care law has dismissed their lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's gay marriage ban.

Al Cowger Jr. and Tony Wesley Jr., of Gates Mills, who married in New York in 2012, had said the ban was preventing them and their 8-year-old adopted daughter from enrolling in a family policy.

Last month, they sued the state of Ohio and U.S. government after hours-long phone calls and months of trying to get a family plan through the federal insurance marketplace.

Cowger's attorney said Friday the couple obtained such coverage this week.

It comes after President Barack Obama's administration told insurers that if they offer spousal coverage to heterosexual couples, they cannot deny it to legally married same-sex couples.


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