Saturday, September 21, 2013

Obama Edicts Homosexual 'Marriage' to ALL States

President Obama's Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service have issued revised rules to validate same-sex "marriage" throughout the United States via private pension and health care plans, tax regulations, and myriad other employee benefit plans.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

President Obama Breaks Law, Gives VA Money to Homosexuals

President Obama Grants 'Reparations' to Homosexuals via Military

President Obama's 'Marriage' Lawlessness Spreads Across America

-- From "Labor Dept: same-sex spouses can participate in benefit plans" by Amanda Becker, Reuters 9/18/13

Same-sex spouses, regardless of where they live, can now participate in the private retirement and healthcare plans overseen by the department's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the department said in a release.

The move comes after the U.S. Supreme Court's June decision in United States v. Windsor, which extended federal benefits to those in same-sex marriages.

EBSA oversees 701,000 private retirement plans and 2.3 million health plans, according to the department.

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 From "Labor Dept.: Same-Sex Spouses Have Benefit Rights" by The Associated Press 9/18/13

The agency said the terms "spouse" and "marriage" in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act should be read to include same-sex couples regardless of where they currently reside. That means a gay couple that marries legally in Minnesota or New York can still participate equally in retirement and other federal employee benefits if they move to Florida, where gay marriage is not legal.

The interpretation "provides a uniform rule of recognition that can be applied with certainty by stakeholders, including employers, plan administrators, participants, and beneficiaries," the agency said.

Groups that represent large employers welcomed the guidance, saying it makes it easier for companies operating across the country to have uniform rules to follow when it comes to issues like spousal consent on distribution of benefits and survivorship rights. Gay marriage is currently legal in 13 states and the District of Columbia. The new guidance extends federal employee benefit rights to married same-sex couples in the other 37 states - even those that have laws refusing to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.

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From "Guidance on Tax Treatment of Same-Sex Marriages Takes Effect" by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, posted at The National Law Review 9/18/13

On August 29, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance clarifying that same-sex couples who are legally married in jurisdictions or countries that recognize their marriages will be treated as married for all federal tax purposes, regardless of whether the same-sex couple resides in a state or jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriages. This is commonly called a "state of celebration" approach to federal taxation issues.

Plan sponsors [employers] are required to comply prospectively with the guidance effective as of September 16, 2013 with respect to health and welfare plans and qualified plans and, possibly, to take retroactive action in order to ensure compliance with the guidance.

If employers do not know whether employees receiving domestic partner benefits have same-sex spouses, employers may want to invite employees to disclose their marital statuses.

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In addition, read President Obama's Department of Justice Forces Employees to Celebrate Deviancy and separately the DOJ Forces School Girl into Boys Locker Room

And also read School Doesn't Back Gay Agenda, Obama Investigates