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  •  Unfortunately (5+ / 0-)

    there would be no Federal benefits if she passed away before next summer: Social Security survivor check, etc. I'm surprised that AG and Gov. haven't gone the Oregon route and directed the state to recognize out-of-state licenses affective immediately?

    •  Yes, I had social security in my mind (3+ / 0-)
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      as I typed that.  But the diarist didn't mention that and chose to specify estate tax, passing that along I guess since it was in the linked article.  I'm just trying to get to the gist of what is really changing in the law.  And I think the article goofed up on that.

      And as for social security benefits, if they should both be at retirement age, there may be minimal benefits at stake there depending on the details of their earning histories.

      I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

      by Satya1 on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 08:49:50 AM PST

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    •  In IL out-of-state marriages are recognized as (0+ / 0-)

      civil unions for state purposes, and obviously, post-Windsor, as marriages for Federal purposes, so such a move would be merely symbolic.

      Unfortunately when smart and educated people get crazy ideas they can come up with plausibly truthy arguments. -- Andrew F Cockburn

      by ebohlman on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 07:02:28 PM PST

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