Kelly Glossip http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Same-Sex Partner Of Missouri State Trooper Ruled Ineligible For Survivor Benefits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/same-sex-partner-missouri-state-trooper-ruled-ineligible-survivor-benefits <p><strong>Updated at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday to correct Judge Teitelman's first name.</strong></p><p><strong>Updated with comments from the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri.</strong></p><p>The Missouri Supreme Court <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=67138">has ruled</a> that a gay man whose longtime partner, a state trooper who was killed in the line of duty, is not eligible for the trooper's survivor benefits because the two were never married.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:57:14 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 31015 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Same-Sex Partner Of Missouri State Trooper Ruled Ineligible For Survivor Benefits Mo. Supreme Court Considering The Link Between Benefits And Marriage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-considering-link-between-benefits-and-marriage <p>Should certain state benefits be limited only to married couples, even though that could discriminate against gays and lesbians in Missouri?</p><p>That's one of the questions the Missouri Supreme Court will be considering after hearing arguments today in the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/partner-late-trooper-takes-benefits-fight-supreme-court">case of Kelly Glossip</a>, whose partner, Cpl. Dennis Englehard, was killed in the line of duty as a state trooper.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:20:36 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 9714 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court Considering The Link Between Benefits And Marriage Partner Of Late Trooper Takes Benefits Fight To Supreme Court http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/partner-late-trooper-takes-benefits-fight-supreme-court <p>The Missouri Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in a case that began with the tragic line-of-duty death of a Missouri state trooper.</p><p>According to the state, Dennis Englehard left behind no survivors. But his partner of 15 years disagreed &nbsp;- and sued to access the benefits he felt he was due. A district judge in Cole County rejected that request.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kelly </span>Glossip<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> never thought he would be a gay rights activist.</span></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 9641 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Partner Of Late Trooper Takes Benefits Fight To Supreme Court