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19th NEWS: Marriage could mean losing life-saving benefits for people with disabilities. So they’re protesting.

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Disability advocates are staging a mass commitment ceremony on the National Mall in an effort to raise awareness about marriage penalties. Currently, if someone who is receiving disability benefits gets married, their benefits significantly decrease or sometimes the person loses them. If both persons in the relationship receive benefits, the couple's benefits get significantly cut it they choose to legally marry.  

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