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Same Sex Marriage Federal Recognition

Hidden Costs of Federal Marriage Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

Deborah Widiss | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Deborah Widiss

Same-sex couples who travel out of state to marry (and thus access federal rights) may learn later that the benefits come with hidden costs, including an inability to divorce. The reason? Many states refuse to recognize same-sex marriages even to dissolve them. This price is too high to justify.