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Hundreds Rally for Social Security Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

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At a march and rally yesterday, U.S. Representative Linda Sanchez announced that she would be authoring legislation to provide equal Social Security benefits for same-sex couples.

“We now have quality, affordable health care coming to all. What good is the quality of our health care in America if Americans are not treated equally under all of our laws?” Sanchez exclaimed to an estimated crowd of 700 before the march began. “I look at this country—which is great but could be made better—and I see that there is still discrimination... I don’t think it’s right that Americans should be treated differently by the country they love because of who they love.”

The march went from the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center in Hollywood to the nearby Social Security Administration office.