To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of permanent partnerships between individuals of the same gender as marriage for purposes of determining entitlement to benefits under such title.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 39th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2012
Length: 7 pages
112th Congress (2011–2013)
This bill was introduced on April 24, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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100 Cosponsors (100 Democrats)
Apr 24, 2012
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Aug 2, 2013
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3050 (113th).
H.R. 4609 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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