VIDEO: Did Love Win?
Obergefell v. Hodges marked a huge legal victory for LGBTQ Americans. But what if marriage equality isn’t so equal after all?
Carrie Wade explains how Social Security marriage penalties keep equal dignity out of reach for queer people with disabilities.
Obergefell v. Hodges (Oyez)
Obergefell v. Hodges (SCOTUSBlog)
Same-Sex Marriage: Understanding Obergefell v. Hodges (FindLaw)
Benefits for People with Disabilities (Social Security Administration)
Disability Benefits (Social Security Administration)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Homepage (Social Security Administration)
Frequently Asked Questions (Social Security Administration)
Marriage Equality for Disabled Folks Facebook Group
“Treatment of Married Couples in the SSI Program” (Social Security Office of Policy)
“People with Disabilities and the Federal Marriage Penalties” (University of Minnesota Impact Newsletter)
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