Same-Sex Couples to Get More Benefits

By CNN

Published 06/20 2014 10:34AM

Updated 06/20 2014 10:35AM

A major announcement today from the White House today; it plans to extend a range of marriage benefits to same-sex couples.

The changes will require most federal agencies to treat married couples alike even in states without legalized same sex marriage.

The move comes nearly one year after the Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the defense of marriage act.

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