How DOMA ruling will impact Social Security, Medicare benefits

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) means that the spousal benefits of the two most important U.S. retirement programs – Social Security and Medicare – will be extended to married, same-sex couples. But for some same-sex couples, much will depend on how the Obama […]

Gay marriage ruling boosts key retirement benefits

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) means that the spousal benefits of the two most important U.S. retirement programs – Social Security and Medicare – will be extended to married, same-sex couples. But for some same-sex couples, much will depend on how the Obama […]