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S. 2305 (113th): Social Security and Marriage Equality Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 8, 2014 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


II

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2305

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 8, 2014

(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

A BILL

To amend the method by which the Social Security Administration determines the validity of marriages under title II of the Social Security Act.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Social Security and Marriage Equality Act .

2.

Determination of valid marriage under the Social Security Act

(a)

In general

Section 216(h)(1)(A)(i) of the Social Security Act ( 42 U.S.C. 416(h)(1)(A)(i) ) is amended by striking 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).

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to all final determinations of family status made after June 26, 2013.