Social Security benefits for gay couples could cost $350M per year
(By – Lydia Wheeler, The Hill)
Extending Social Security benefits to same-sex couples could cost the government as much as $350 million per year, according to a 2004 report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Thursday that federal marriage benefits through the Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs will be extended to married gay couples nationwide in the wake of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling. Read more…