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Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband, John Becker, embrace Wednesday in front of the Supreme Court in Washington after the court struck down a federal provision denying benefits to legally married gay couples. AP photo

Married Minnesota gays will gain tax, pension, other federal benefits

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota same-sex couples who can wed beginning in a little more than a month will receive the same benefits as other married couples after the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unconstitutional a federal law that did not recognize gay marriage.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.