U.S. sued for benefits for same-sex marriages

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    Mar 04, 2009 4:04 AM GMT
    Story Highlights

    •NEW: Suit addresses section of law that prevents Social Security disbursement

    •NEW: Plaintiffs include surviving spouse of former U.S. congressman

    •Group says federal government denies same-sex couples benefits, protections

    •Defense of Marriage Act bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages

    " A legal advocacy group sued the federal government Tuesday, seeking benefits for 15 gay and lesbian Massachusetts residents who wed after the state legalized same-sex marriage"

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/03/03/same.sex.lawsuit/index.html
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    Mar 04, 2009 9:51 AM GMT
    This will be interesting! Time to repeal the DOMA just like we protested in January!