Statement of Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, on New Payments to Same-Sex Married Couples
“I am pleased to announce that, effective today, Social Security is processing some widow’s and widower’s claims by surviving members of same-sex marriages and paying benefits where they are due. In addition, we are able to pay some one-time lump sum death benefit claims to surviving same-sex spouses. As I stated shortly after the Supreme Court decision on Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, our goal is to treat all Americans with dignity and respect.
AN ALL AMERICAN HERO
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“Leader Pelosi will be interviewed live by David Gregory of NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, November 17th from the NBC News’ Washington Bureau. The interview will air at the top of the 10:30 a.m. ET hour on NBC Channel 4 in Washington. Please check your local listings for exact times and station details in your area.”
SEVERAL AMERICAN FAMILIES CANNOT MAKE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS BECAUSE OF SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER‘S ARROGANT STANCE THAT THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD SHOULD YIELD TO A MERE MORTAL’S DEMANDS AND CONDITIONS. MR. BOEHNER CONTINUES TO BELIEVE REPUBLICANS HAVE A DIVINITY WHICH ELUDES THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE GLOBAL OBSERVERS OF OUR POLITICAL INSANITY. IF PRESIDENT OBAMA CAVES NOW, EVERY PRESIDENT TO FOLLOW WILL HAVE TO CAVE IN THIS MANNER. BE STRONG, MR. PRESIDENT! GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE!