Regardless of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), more employers are making health coverage available to same-sex domestic partners, Forbes reported. Forty-seven percent of employers with more than 500 workers have extended the benefits, according to health benefits consultancy Mercer's 2012 survey. This decision follows a growing trend among businesses to offer all varieties of domestic partner coverage, including spouses of the opposite sex that live together but are not married.