Same-sex couples to get federal marriage benefits: attorney general

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Posted: Jul 09, 2015 10:01 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal marriage benefits will be made available to same-sex couples across the United States after last month's Supreme Court ruling, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Thursday.

"I directed Justice Department staff to work with the agencies to ensure that the ruling be given full effect across the federal government," including Social Security and veterans benefits programs, Lynch said in a statement.

(Reporting by Lindsay Dunsmuir; Editing by Doina Chiacu)