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Social Security benefits and same-sex marriage

Children of same-sex partners
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The children of same-sex marriages will be profoundly affected now that DOMA has been overturned.

"These children will finally be afforded access to safety-net programs intended to keep them out of poverty," Center for American Progress' Burns says. "This includes Social Security benefits, which offer thousands of children the economic support they need when their parents are no longer able to financially provide for them due to old age, disability or death," says Burns.

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