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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 March 26, 2015
Brian Schatz, D-HI
"All legally married, same-sex couples deserve equal treatment under the law, regardless of where they live. But right now, eligibility for spousal benefits provided under the Social Security Act and by the Department of Veterans Affairs is determined by a place-of-residence standard. That means that legally married same-sex couples who move to a State that doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage could be denied Social Security and veterans survivor benefits."
Congratulating Leroy And Ovia Marie Mcginnis On Their 65Th Wedding Anniversary March 24, 2015
Jason Smith, R-MO
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Leroy and Ovia Marie McGinnis on their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married on March 3, 1950 in a courthouse in Arkansas. Although they were young, their love for one another was unconditional. In fact, Leroy was so intent on marrying the love of his life that he spent the last four dollars to his name to pay for their modest ceremony. Worried of what their families might think, Leroy and Ovia Marie kept their marriage a secret for several weeks."
Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act March 24, 2015
Dina Titus, D-NV
"Two years ago, DOMA was struck down, and most Federal benefits were effectively extended to legally married same-sex couples; yet an outdated law continues to bar access to VA benefits for LGBT veteran families in States that do not recognize marriage equality."
Providing For Consideration Of H. Con. Res. 27, Concurrent Resolution On The Budget For Fiscal Year 2016 March 24, 2015
Joe Courtney, D-CT
"Research from the Pew Research Center and Rutgers shows that today’s 20- and 30-year olds are delaying marriage, delaying childbearing, both unhelpful trends from an economic and social standpoint. Between 25 percent and 40 percent of borrowers report postponing homes, cars, and other major purchases. Half say that their student loans increase their risk of defaulting on other bills."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget For Fiscal Year 2016 March 24, 2015
Chris Van Hollen, D-MD
"For couples who are working, we scale back the marriage penalty so the second worker doesn’t begin work at the same higher tax rate as the first worker in the household. That is the kind of important relief we provide to middle class families and to those working to join the middle class."

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