New Rules Proposed for Same-Sex Benefits

By Danielle Leigh

Published 06/20 2014 05:13PM

Updated 06/20 2014 05:18PM

(NBC News) Danielle Leigh reports on an increasing number of same sex couples are now legally saying their vows. 
19 states now allow same-sex marriage. And this year alone, Federal Judges have declared gay marriage bans unconstitutional in 8 states. Now the Obama administration is expanding the rights of those couples.

Attorney Sarah Warbelow represents the LGBT community says.

"It's actually a huuuuuge deal for same sex couples who are living in states that don't recognize their marriages." Said Warbelow.

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