New Social Security Benefit Entitlements in Today's Same-Sex Supreme Court Ruling - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com
The ruling mandates the federal government to follow the law of the states in granting equality between same-sex and heterosexual marriage. Gay couples in states which don't recognize same-sex marriages do not have this advantage and may consider moving to states expanding their financial benefits.
The ruling has interesting implications beyond the issues of inherited property by surviving same-sex marital partners. If the federal government must extend all federal entitlements to same- sex married partners in 12 states, there would be new social security benefit entitlements created by the ruling.