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MIAMI (CBSMiami)– Same-sex spouses of state employees are now eligible for state coverage for health insurance and retirement benefits.

According to our news partners The Miami Herald, a memo went out to state agency and university personnel officers and benefit coordinators. The memo came from the operations chief of the Florida Department of Management Services.

Employees whose marriages were legally recognized this week have until March 6th to enroll in a family benefit plan.

Until now, Florida state agencies and universities didn’t offer insurance, retirement or other benefits to same sex spouses.

READ: Dozens of Same-Sex Couples Renew Vows In Miami Beach

The news comes just days after dozens of same-sex couples renewed their vows at a free ceremony in Miami Beach on Tuesday. The event came just hours after clerks of courts across the state began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.

READ: Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal In Miami-Dade County

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