A Guide to Government Agencies and Your Federal Marriage Rights

With all of the recent buzz around gay marriage and the prospect of full marriage equality this year, I wanted to repost my guide to federal marriage rights to highlight some of the confusion that still exists because of the inconsistent treatment of same-sex marriages.

It’s important to understand that not all government agencies apply federal protections to same-sex marriages in the same way.

Whether a couple will receive federal benefits could depend on where you were married, where you live, or both.

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