Monday, July 01, 2013

Legally married same-sex partners of federal employees and military members should start getting equal benefits

Media reports indicate that the Obama administration intends to roll out equal benefits to same-sex partners, when legally married in their home states, of federal employees and military members, although the information systems are not in place yet to do so and cannot be programmed that quickly/  Is that good for the IT job market?

The Washington Post has a typical story by Joe Davidson, here

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The president still needs to act to protect LGBT federal contractors.

The administration has also said that it is unclear that Social Security benefits could be paid to a surviving spouse in a legally married same-sex couple that had moved to a state not recognizing the marriage, or it the surviving spouse moves to such a state after the spouse's death.  This is a troubling question.

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