Dona Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins, left, talks with Thom Hinks, and Richard Sunman, far right, after they obtained their marriage license at the Dona Ana County Clerk's Office in Las Cruces, N.M. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)

The federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan will begin recognizing same-sex marriages with regard to spousal benefits.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June that invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act’s definition of marriage prompted the change, which will begin Sept. 20.

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