White House: Need legislation to afford certain benefits to

  • metta

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    Jun 20, 2014 2:17 PM GMT
    White House: Need legislation to afford certain benefits to same-sex couples

    "That means, under current law, certain Social Security and veterans benefits won’t be available to married same-sex couples if they wed in one state, but move to one of the 30 states without marriage equality and apply for the benefits there."

    - See more at: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/06/20/white-house-need-legislation-afford-certain-benefits-sex-couples

    Same-sex couples eligible for family leave, administration says

    "The administration has already announced that residency is not an issue for federal health and pension benefits, income taxes, benefits for people working for the Defense Department, insurance, and other issues.

    But the administration will call on Congress to pass legislation in some areas where a change in the law is required"

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    Jun 20, 2014 2:26 PM GMT
    Either I need a lot more coffee, or, that was really a poorly written article. Is anything actually going to be done? Could someone give me the Cliff's notes on this article?