Federal benefits won’t extend to domestic partners under DOMA ruling
"the government will treat civil unions differently than legal same-sex marriages."
"The Obama administration responded to the Supreme Court ruling by making health, vision and dental benefits available to all same-sex spouses and children of legally married federal employees. In a memo on Wednesday, OPM said those guidelines will apply to all federal workers, regardless of whether they live in states that have banned same-sex marriage"
"Questions remain about how the administration will treat same-sex couples and domestic partners outside the federal workforce, including with Social Security, tax and veterans’ benefits."http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/07/07/federal-benefits-wont-extend-to-domestic-partners-under-doma-ruling/