Marriage Equality and Spousal Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples are guaranteed the constitutional right to marry, their marriages must be recognized in every state in the country. This recognition means that same-sex marriages are considered equal and that as legally married couples, they are to be granted the same rights and privileges that all married couples enjoy. For many, those rights now include spousal benefits.  Spousal Benefits Prior to the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of … [Read more...]