AAA Auto Club South will now allow same-sex married couples to receive spousal discounts under AAA's Associate Membership program, a rights group that advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people announced Thursday.
The company met with members of Equality Florida on Wednesday after the group received calls from gay couples who had been denied family memberships.
"Our policy does include gay and lesbian spouses, wherever they were married. Whether in other states or countries, they qualify," said Tom O'Brien, president and chief executive officer of AAA Auto Club South, in a statement.
Gay marriage is not legal in Florida but has been approved in other states.
"To have AAA South to set a standard for full equality for all married couples, regardless of sexual orientation, is an important message and one we hope other companies will follow," said Nadine Smith, executive director of Equality Florida.
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