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Five years after his husband’s death, Gerald Passaro learned that the Bayer Corporation had agreed that he was entitled to benefits.

NYT: Workers in both the government and the private sector are still encountering resistance when they make their requests for spousal benefits, and need to take legal action or work with a lawyer before they can make any progress. The government’s latest announcement does not guarantee that all gay married couples will receive equal treatment either, particularly if they live in states that do not recognize their unions.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/03/your-money/same-sex-couples-still-find-obstacles-in-securing-benefits.html