Thursday, December 23, 2004


Hey, you saw this, right? The Social Security Administration will now recognize straight marriages conducted in New Paltz, New York, reversing the policy I talked about here. Massachusetts gay marriages are also recognized, by the way, and this actually isn't a reversal -- acceptance of the legality of Bay State gay marriages was always in section 4 of this SSA document, which leads me to believe that all this was just the SSA being legalistic rather than right-wing (the Massachusetts gay marriages are, after all, unambiguously legal in the state). Not that that helps gay couples in the other 49 states, of course....

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