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senate Bill S. 270

Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act of 2015

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Title

Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act of 2015

Official Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to revise the definition of spouse for purposes of veterans benefits in recognition of new State definitions of spouse, and for other purposes.

Summary

Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act of 2015 Revises the definition of "surviving spouse" for purposes of veterans benefits provisions to eliminate the requirement that the person who was the spouse of a veteran at the time of the veteran's death be a person of the opposite sex. Considers an individual to be a "spouse" if the marriage of the individual is considered valid under the laws of any state.

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      senate Committees
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedJanuary 27th, 2015