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Recognizing the demise of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Labor Department has issued guidance ensuring married same-sex couples can access retirement benefits, regardless of which state they live in.
Same-sex couples who legally marry in one of the 13 states with marriage equality (and counting), the District of Columbia, or a foreign country will be treated equally for tax purposes, according to a new ruling by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki has determined that, even after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a separate section of the federal code may still prevent his department from providing federal marriage benefits to gay married veterans.