On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. As a result of the Supreme Court's decision, the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will now be able to extend certain benefits to Federal employees and annuitants who have legally married a spouse of the same sex, regardless of the employee's or annuitant’s state of residency. OPM is currently in the process of updating and revising the website to reflect this change, and will be updating this information as soon as possible. Please check back in the coming weeks for updates.
Yes, OPM proposed amendments to regulations found at 5 C.F.R. §§ 591.401-406 to make it clear that same-sex domestic partners and the children of same-sex domestic partners/spouses are considered dependents for the purposes of the Johnston Island separate maintenance allowance. See Final Federal Register Rule, Change in Definitions; Evacuation Pay and the Separate Maintenance Allowance at Johnston Island, July 20, 2012 (https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/07/20/2012-17540/change-in-definitions-evacuation-pay-and-the-separate-maintenance-allowance-at-johnston-island)
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