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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Benefits for Same-Sex Married Couples Under FECA

The Obama administration has now formally stated that government discrimination against gays and lesbians is unconstitutional under the equal protection principles of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. I would be interested in hearing from any FECA claimants who are in a same-sex marriage but are not receiving the augmented compensation rate that a married person living with their spouse is entitled to receive. The following link contains the Department of Justice announcement.