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Tonight on last week's Supreme Court decision to extend federal benefits for same sex couples whose marriages are legally recognized in their states.
She congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel tells us change won't come cheap.
The nullification of the -- section of the defense of marriage act by the Supreme Court will come at a cost with federal benefits opening up for same sex marriages.
As well as traditional married couples some critics predict extending spouse and dependent benefits to gay couples.
We'll have a huge impact on both the military and veterans administration.
It will start small.
And it'll start to expand.
And it will build and then it will become a serious burden on already limited funds and a bureaucracy that struggling with the huge backlog already.
There is nothing good that will come of this.
Except for the president's political game.
Shortly after the Supreme Court announced its ruling top pentagon brass admitted it wasn't sure what the financial and.
Pact would be system to cost.
No we we don't yet know because -- just received that.
The decision was I'm sure there will be some -- but.
We'll figured out because who follow the law of the land.
Beyond the military and VA the repeal will require adjustments a major federal health and welfare programs.
Including Social Security retirement and disability benefits food stamps welfare Medicare and Medicaid.
Taxation employment benefits an immigration status will also be affected.
As -- federal loan programs for education and housing in the end though one expert predicts big picture this won't be a major expense.
You'll see some increases in revenue.
Because -- gay married couples will pay higher income taxes.
But to see some loss of revenue because they may be eligible now for -- -- estate -- exemptions.
Overall it's probably going to be pretty neutral in all it's estimated 11138.
Federal privileges -- programs that his marital status to determine eligibility will face adjustment.
An Iowa defense already being cut and veterans program struggling.
There is concern traditional married couples could lose some benefits Shannon.
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