The Same-­Sex Marriage Decision: What’s at Stake for Couples (@tarasbernard @nytimes)

By June 19, 2015Uncategorized

Tara Siegel Bernard at The New York Times explains what’s at stake financially for same-sex couples as we await the decision from the Supreme Court:

Full article at The New York Times

“The highest court’s landmark decision in 2013, United States v. Windsor,
already established that married same­-sex couples were entitled to federal
benefits. But two major federal agencies, Social Security and Veterans Affairs,
must still look to the states to determine marital status, so couples living in
nonrecognition states are generally cut off from receiving those benefits.
Same­-sex couples are not entitled to many state­-conferred benefits either.”

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