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The federal government is in the process of updating a number of applicable rules and regulations as the result of the Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor, in which the Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional, clearing the way for same sex partners who marry in states that recognize gay marriage to receive federal benefits.

Here are links to the updated information:

IRS: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Same-Sex Couples

Social Security: Statement on Payments to Same-Sex Couples

Department of Defense: Same-Sex Spouse Benefits

Department of Labor: Family Medical Leave Act

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