4 responses

  1. Hyhybt
    June 28, 2013

    Good on all fronts. Fast, fair… and it gives strictly practical reasons for people in non-marriage states to go get married anyway, which can only speed further progress.

  2. Désirée
    June 29, 2013

    the more I discuss this with my wife, the bigger a deal I realize this is. Now, no matter your state of residency, if you get married in a marriage equality state (and are a federal employee), the fed will recognize you. This makes places like California or Massachusetts the new Vegas for gay couples.

    If these same rules end up applying to all federal benefits (not just fed employees) than this is really huge.

  3. jerry
    June 29, 2013

    There is a very deep entanglement between the federal and state governments in the marriage laws and this looks like the feds are intent on weaving the gay couples into that entanglement as quickly as possible before anyone has the time to craft objections to delay the process. Non of it will affect me personally but thousands will benefit, no one will suffer so I am pleased.

  4. Rik Barnes
    June 29, 2013

    I’m very happy for all the federal employees this ruling benefits. Congratulations, folks!


    Rik Barnes
    Greenville, North Carolina

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