Benefits for Gay Married Couples

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What benefits would gay couples have if they could marry legally?

Benefits for Gay Married Couples

If same-sex marriages were legal in the United States, here are just a few of the 1,138 rights, privileges, and benefits that would be afforded to each member of the couple:

  • Bereavement leave
  • Assumption of spouse's pension
  • Immigration
  • Insurance benefits
  • Partner-based medical decisions
  • Sick leave in case of partner's illness
  • Social Security survivor benefits
  • Marriage-related tax breaks
  • Veteran's benefits and discounts
  • Visitation rights if partner is in hospital
  • Conjugal visits in prison



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