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Social Security starts accepting same-sex marriage claims
The Hill ^ | July 12, 2013 | Erik Wasson

Posted on 07/12/2013 1:16:40 PM PDT by jazusamo

The Social Security Administration announced Friday that it would begin accepting benefit claims related to same-sex marriage.

The Supreme Court in June found the heart of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional. It ruled that the federal government cannot treat same-sex marriages approved by some states any differently than heterosexual marriages.

The ruling affects more than 1,000 federal regulations affecting everything from tax breaks to entitlement benefits.

Prior to the ruling, an individual in a same-sex marriage was unable to claim survivor benefits from Social Security when a spouse died and a couple was unable to claim a 50-percent Social Security marriage bonus to their retirement benefits. .

“The President has directed the Attorney General to work with other members of his Cabinet to review the recent Supreme Court decision and determine its impact on Federal benefit programs – including benefits administered by Social Security – to ensure that we implement the decision swiftly and smoothly,” Social Security Administration spokesman Mark Hinkle said.

He said the agency was working with the Justice Department to revise its regulations.

“We are taking claims now from individuals who believe they may be eligible for Social Security benefits. We will process these claims as soon as we have finalized our instructions,” Hinkle said.

The DOMA ruling could end up reducing the federal budget deficit even though there will likely be an increase in Social Security spending. Most high-income married couples face a tax penalty when filing tax returns jointly.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) last looked at the issue in 2004 and has not done so since. CBO said at the time that allowing gay marriage could reduce the deficit by up to $10 billion over the following ten years.

CBO’s report predicted that most same-sex marriage would feature couples where both individuals qualify for Social Security benefits independently. Such couples would not receive the 50-percent spousal bonus and therefore would not trigger increased spending in that category.


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KEYWORDS: 666; abortion; deathpanels; gays; homosexualagenda; obamacare; samesexmarriage; socialsecurity; zerocare
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Here we go, they wasted no time on this.
1 posted on 07/12/2013 1:16:40 PM PDT by jazusamo
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2 posted on 07/12/2013 1:25:56 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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To: jazusamo

That’s going to make it break a LOT faster.


3 posted on 07/12/2013 1:34:47 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce

So that’s good then. Faster please!


4 posted on 07/12/2013 1:38:36 PM PDT by delapaz
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To: jazusamo

When was the law changed that allows this? Did the legal ruling have anything to do with federal law?


5 posted on 07/12/2013 1:44:35 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: VerySadAmerican
It seems SCOTUS changed it when they found DOMA unconstitutional.
6 posted on 07/12/2013 1:50:04 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: Tzimisce

OMG...this is the end...but then I’ve been saying this for many months now.


7 posted on 07/12/2013 1:50:20 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

8 posted on 07/12/2013 1:50:38 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

“this is the end”

My only friend, the end. Good. The next step was always in my personal prayer...


9 posted on 07/12/2013 1:54:06 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Tzimisce

I assume the minimum ten years of marriage still applies. Now how many have been married for 10 years?? 2 ??


10 posted on 07/12/2013 1:57:14 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

that’s for divorced wife’s benefits.


11 posted on 07/12/2013 2:01:57 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: jazusamo

Obamugabe can get that gubmint MOVIN’ when he wants to, can’t he?

Sodomy? Damn right we’ll get right on that!

Freedom of religion? We’ll crush it...what the heck is the First amendment anyway?


12 posted on 07/12/2013 2:04:10 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: VerySadAmerican
When was the law changed that allows this? Did the legal ruling have anything to do with federal law?

Yes, the suit concerned a direct challenge to a federal law, the Defense of Marriage Act. By striking down the law as unconstitutional, the Supreme Court changed federal statutes.

13 posted on 07/12/2013 2:13:00 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: SoFloFreeper
You're dead on the mark. The turkey ignores or drags his feet on things dear to our country including the rule of law.
14 posted on 07/12/2013 2:16:24 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hey Liberaltarians! (not you)

How’s that DOMA workin’ out for ya!

I thought you promised eliminating it was supposed to stop crap like this from happening!


15 posted on 07/12/2013 2:24:04 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: jazusamo

This administration does two things quickly:

1) Gut the military

2) Embrace homosexuals


16 posted on 07/12/2013 2:24:58 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: jazusamo
and America takes another one in the........

17 posted on 07/12/2013 2:52:07 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: max americana

“The End”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSUIQgEVDM4


18 posted on 07/12/2013 2:55:27 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: jazusamo

It’s only fair that those who marry a goat gives the goat rights to SS.


19 posted on 07/12/2013 2:57:02 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: jazusamo

Gee Wiz! I guess they need to recalculate when SS will go broke now.


20 posted on 07/12/2013 3:17:33 PM PDT by Flint
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To: jazusamo

The looting continues.


21 posted on 07/12/2013 3:35:53 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: max americana

Guess jim Morrison was way ahead of his time.ha.


22 posted on 07/12/2013 4:11:54 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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Please Contribute Today!

23 posted on 07/12/2013 5:16:51 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

It is hard to watch....the end. It is so hard to see a once great country fall.


24 posted on 07/12/2013 5:18:50 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Proud mommy on homepage....)
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To: Tzimisce
That’s going to make it break a LOT faster.

By design.

25 posted on 07/12/2013 5:20:06 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: JCBreckenridge

liberaltarians will be happy with this but won’t post on here knowing this is a conservative website, instead they will wait for the next election and use our sites and our platform and our nomination process to push their crap.

So I take it this law only applies to those who think they’re married in places like MA and places like my state FL won’t be bale to get SS as they’re not married.

If marriage was really what these lot want ten why do we now see an influx of these people moving to places like MA and out of the south?
No they still move out of MA and then move to the south telling us they’re married , ER NO YOU ARE NOT YOU FOOLS, and then demand they should have state law changed


26 posted on 07/12/2013 5:36:11 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: usconservative

When it does break for me and you the gays will be guaranteed their money, they’re special ya know.


27 posted on 07/12/2013 5:36:57 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: EGPWS

in all equality and in the name of equality then why is polygamists not getting marriage and SS?

I;m sure these fake churches shouting equality are on top of this right


28 posted on 07/12/2013 5:37:07 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

Exactly. They all showed up to bash conservatives for wanting to keep DOMA because ‘DOMA’ violated the constitution. We knew the government in power would pull this crap instantly as soon as DOMA got canned. Now those same liberaltarians are gone.


29 posted on 07/12/2013 6:02:29 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: JCBreckenridge

oh the next one will be I can fight for my country and yet the feds know I ma married but my state does not , we are not treated equal

that is the next crap we will hear, but if they want their sham then go to MA and leave us in the south and Midwest plus overturn places like IO which had judges rule on this


30 posted on 07/12/2013 6:06:50 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

Why can’t they just leave the south alone? I left the north because of crap like this 3 years ago.


31 posted on 07/12/2013 6:17:52 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: jazusamo
Let me pile on.

I work on a military base as a federal employee, a federal employee who just spent his first furlough sitting around not getting paid. I got an email from what is called the AMS Mail Robot. I wish I could post the contents of the email here but I can't because of this statement at the bottom of the email:

Caution: This message may contain competitive or other non-public information protected by federal law from disclosure and not intended for disclosure outside official government channels. Do not disseminate this message without the approval of the originating office.

So, I while I can't post the contents of the actual message, what I will say is that the contents of the email basically say that the OPM will now extend benefits to eligible Federal Civilian employees who have legally married a spouse of the same sex. This message came out on Thursday.

This is not a hoax.

32 posted on 07/12/2013 7:16:24 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: jazusamo

Of course the government of Sodom is going to honor same sex marriages. Hello, McFly!

The only question is when are they going to stop honoring opposite sex marriages.


33 posted on 07/12/2013 7:25:24 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: JCBreckenridge; manc

Can you explain how DOMA was NOT Unconstitutional? Just point to the Article/Section/Clause. Mine might be a little outdated, but A1S10C1 specifically relates to contracts; any adult can make whatever contract they wish with whomever. That requires NO input from gov’t, nor yourselves.

See, it’s my contention, if gov’t were actually contained by A1S8, this would not even be an issue. There would be NO S.S/Medicare/etc. As (L) would actively abolish the 16th, there would be no social engineering vis a vi the tax code by the gov’t as well.

Just because it’s ‘my side’ doing the deed, doesn’t make it any less fascist.


34 posted on 07/12/2013 7:55:43 PM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: i_robot73

“any adult can make whatever contract they wish with whomever”

This is actually not true in the slightest. Please show where in the constitution it says this.

Not all the laws in the united states postdate the consitution. Some of them predate the constitution. Marriage, Habeaus Corpus, and trial by jury are three parts of the English common law and were the law in the English colonies prior to the formation of the United States.

The English Common Law definition of marriage? One man and one woman for life. Reynolds vs the US goes on the describe how the role of the federal government is to defend this definition of marriage, by barring polygamy. This is the same reasoning behind (as we see), spousal visas.

Thanks to liberaltarians like yourself - you’ve just opened the door to transform the US into marriage tourism for the rest of the world. You’ll see homosexual men and woman around the world with official grand spanking new - American citizenship.

The federal government does have a constitutional role in regulating marriage.


35 posted on 07/12/2013 8:01:43 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: i_robot73

Are you aware that in other jurisdictions that have passed gay marriage, they have also criminalized speech calling sodomites sodomites?


36 posted on 07/12/2013 8:03:34 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: Tzimisce

Good. The quicker it falls apart, the quicker those left standing can put it back together. This country can never go back to what it was, it needs a complete reset now God willing.


37 posted on 07/12/2013 8:28:38 PM PDT by eak3
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To: jazusamo

what makes me most sick about this, when my Granddaddy died, my Nanny not only didn’t get “survivors” benefits, but she sure as heck didn’t get half of his SS.


38 posted on 07/12/2013 8:31:29 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: manc

Gay Marriage = Polygamous Marriage = Incestuous Marriage

You can’t have one without the other two. After all, it’s about Love after all. As long as the participants are of Legal Age, who are we to judge? /s


39 posted on 07/12/2013 9:12:56 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Yes, I put the extra “after all” in there on purpose. LOL


40 posted on 07/12/2013 9:13:53 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: jazusamo
Dear Lord,

Brimstone, please.

And billions of tons of it.

And FAST, if possible.

You know where to park it.

Amen.

41 posted on 07/12/2013 9:17:32 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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To: Kickass Conservative
And to animals as well, take that to the bank.

Its only a matter of time now. For they know no boundaries (of decency). That is how Satan or should I say the spirit of Satan which governs the the thoughts and deeds of the Lost, acts.

42 posted on 07/12/2013 9:19:30 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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To: jazusamo

Placemark.


43 posted on 07/12/2013 9:57:39 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: jazusamo

That’ll help make it solvent.


44 posted on 07/12/2013 10:10:24 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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Once claiming he was for traditional marriage, we learn that Obama evolves more rapidly than climate change.


45 posted on 07/12/2013 11:11:52 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: eak3; delapaz; Recovering Ex-hippie; Sacajaweau; usconservative

Remember what Frances Fox Piven taught?


46 posted on 07/12/2013 11:20:35 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: jazusamo
The queers win, again. It was once about acknowledgment; then it was about tolerance; then it was about accepted as the norm. Now it's about so-called rights.

We're done. See ya on the backside of America. Over and out.

47 posted on 07/12/2013 11:55:18 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: jazusamo
American taxpayers now financially support: abortion; euthanasia; infanticide; healthcare rationing; eugenics; sodomy; sexual perversity; religious oppression.

We do all these evils, domestically and internationally.

48 posted on 07/13/2013 2:49:27 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: jazusamo

I hope it breaks the system, which was a swindle from the start.


49 posted on 07/13/2013 4:08:49 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The human project is all about babies! Culture is all about babies!" ~ Cdl. Dolan)
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To: jazusamo

Deliberate, purposeful destruction.


50 posted on 07/13/2013 4:37:58 AM PDT by reaganator
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