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Marriage Equality

On June 26, 2015 the United States Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, a ruling with profound implications for LGBT people of all ages. As SAGE asserted in a March 2015 amicus brief, the denial of marriage equality was profoundly harmful for LGBT older adults in particular.

For older people, Obergefell v. Hodges has specific legal and financial ramifications pertaining to Social Security and other benefits. In the coming weeks, SAGE will offer information and resources pertaining to these issues here.

To learn more about the legal and financial implications of marriage, and the questions that any LGBT person should consider before marriage, review SAGE's Talk Before You Walk campaign.

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