Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Most of my real life friends who I see regularly are gay/lesbian and the most obvious way they've taken a financial hit because of it over the years is the spousal benefit issue.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legally married same-sex couples have the right to participate in employee benefit plans even if they live in states that don't recognize their union, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

The new guidance means gay spouses enjoy the same federal rights as other married couples when it comes to pensions, 401Ks, health plans and other similar benefits.

Once Obama evolved, and section 3 of DOMA was overturned, they became pretty aggressive about making the changes as real as possible, not just symbolic. Good for them.