A federal appeals court has ordered that the state of Indiana must recognize the marriage, performed out of state, of Amy Sandler and Nikole Quasney. The two were married in Massachusetts last year. Quasney has been battling stage four ovarian cancer since 2009.
The Social Security Administration has been working towards incorporating marriage equality into Social Security benefits. States that do not recognize same-sex marriage will continue to bar access to many Social Security benefits in some cases.