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Social Security Keeps Some Same-Sex Claims on Hold

25 June 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, writes an article in Time about same-sex marriage and Social Security benefits.

If a gay couple lives in a state that doesn't recognize same-sex marriage, they may not be able to claim Social Security benefits.

The White House recently announced an expansion of federal benefits to same-sex couples, which had been promised by President Barack Obama. But the expansion does not fully include Social Security, which will require legislation to significantly broaden benefits. That leaves many gay couples seeking to make claims in legal limbo for now...

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