IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 8, 2014
Mrs. Murray (for herself, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Merkley, and Ms. Baldwin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To amend the method by which the Social Security Administration determines the validity of marriages under title II of the Social Security Act.
This Act may be cited as the
Social Security and Marriage Equality Act
Determination of valid marriage under the Social Security Act
Section 216(h)(1)(A)(i) of the Social Security Act (
42 U.S.C. 416(h)(1)(A)(i)
) is amended by
is domiciled and all that follows through
the District of Columbia, and inserting
and such applicant were married (or, if such insured individual and such applicant were not married
in any State but were validly married in another jurisdiction, the courts
of any State).
The amendments made by this section shall apply to all final determinations of family status made after June 26, 2013.