Same-Sex Couples

Same-Sex Couples and Domestic Partners

The following questions and answers (FAQs) provide information to individuals of the same sex who are lawfully married (same-sex spouses).

The following questions and answers provide information to individuals of the same sex and opposite sex who are in registered domestic partnerships, civil unions, or other similar formal relationships that are not marriages under state law.

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Note: The Supreme Court issued a decision (in Obergefell v. Hodges), holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states. As a result, more same-sex couples will be recognized as married for purposes of determining entitlement health, retirement and other benefits.

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