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Same-sex couples will receive full Social Security benefits

NEW YORK — Same-sex couples across the U.S. will now be able to collect spousal Social Security benefits, a Department of Justice official said Aug. 20. While many couples may have thought that June’s landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide would have also applied to Social Security benefits, that was unclear … until Read More…

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Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide

WASHINGTON — In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a victory that until very recently would have seemed unthinkable. In a 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each Read More…