The court thus estimated that to remove these benefits is unconstitutional.
"Today's decision ... means Arizona's lesbian and gay state employees will not suddenly find themselves without vital family health coverage," said Tara Borelli, a Lambda Legal attorney who argued the case before the court as reports Reuters.
Why did a group of state workers want to repeal the law?
Imagine that in Arizona, the gay and lesbian couples have more rights than straight couples!
Brewer spokesman Matt Benson said the appeals court opinion "flies in the face of logic and the law" and grants more benefits to same-sex partners than straight couples.
"In the governor's opinion, this is a step in the wrong direction," he said
Welcome in our world Mr. Benson !