Tag: social security

Social Security and Veterans Affairs extending benefits under AG orders

Following the Supreme Court’s historic decision in Obergefell that every couple has the same right to participate in the institution of marriage, whether the partners are of the same-sex or opposite sexes, I directed Justice Department staff to work with the agencies to ensure that the ruling be given full effect across the federal government.

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Same-sex couples in TX won’t be eligible for Social Security benefits

The Social Security Administration announced that the only same-sex married couples entitled to their spouses’ social security benefits are those living in marriage equality states. All claims from couples legally married in marriage equality states or countries but who live in states that forbid same-sex marriage will be put on hold.

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BACH for the holidays …. and beyond

I have been out of the office, on vacation, since Dec. 22, and when I got back to work today and started wading through the thousands of emails in my inbox, I found one from Hank Henley, asking if we could include some...

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A subsidy for millionaires disguised as tax cuts

Hardy Haberman  |  Dungeon Diary So even as the Republicans are spouting blather about deficits, they are behind the extension of the immensely expensive subsidy for millionaires that has come to be called the Bush Tax Cuts. The...

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Letters • 08.20.10

Why do we fight for a word? This week the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its decision to halt the granting of same-sex marriage licenses in California until it considers the constitutionality of the state’s same-sex...

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