Revisions to the Original Policy Bulletin:
This policy bulletin is being revised to:
• clarify that New York State recognizes same-sex marriages from other states and countries since May 5, 2008 and same-sex marriages performed within the state effective July 8, 2011;
• clarify that a legal spouse, regardless of gender, can be considered a part of a TANF case in certain specific cases;
• removed the process for contacting the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) concerning same-sex marriages;
• clarify requirements for same-sex couples in Food Stamp cases.