Feb 23, 2011

Same Sex Marriages To Be Recognized At Social Security?

The Attorney General has released a statement saying that the Department of Justice will no longer defend the constitutionality of section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as applied to legally married same-sex couples and will so advise courts.

It would appear to me that Social Security must now recognize legally married same-sex couples. I do not think this would apply to civil unions.

Social Security should give advise to its employees on this subject pretty much immediately.


John Herling said...

What a mess that will be for SSA!

Anonymous said...

This only means the Justice Department will not defend the law in court. Executive branch agencies will still continue to enforce the law until Congress changes it.