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Office of Social Security
Does Not Recognize Homosexual Marriages
January 11, 2010


While some states force homosexual marriage on the whole of society and pass unconstitutional non-discrimination laws, the United States Office of Social Security does not even recognize homosexual marriage unions.

The office of social security has the following to say about homosexual marriage:

Definition of Marriage and Spouse for Social Security Purposes

An individual whose claim for benefits is based on a State-recognized same-sex marriage or having the same status as spouse for State inheritance purposes cannot meet the gender-based definition of husband, wife, window or the number holder (NH), including one who is divorced.

Under the Defense of Marriage Act, enacted by Congress in 1996, the word "marriage" means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word "spouse" refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife. Therefore, for all benefit purpose, SSA does not recognize such individual as the spouse of the NH.

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 Debra J.M. Smith