Marriage Equality and Spousal Social Security Benefits

As we discussed in our last post, prior to the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, married same-sex couples were required to navigate a patchwork of federal and state laws in order to determine what benefits they were entitled to receive. The Court’s 2013 ruling in United States v. Windsor struck down a law that barred the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, and spousal benefits became available for many married couples. However, the Social … [Read more...]