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Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) offered an amendment to the FY 2016 Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11) to ensure that same-sex couples have access to Social Security and veterans benefits.
The Senate adopted the amendment on March 26, 2015, by a vote of 57-43 (Roll Call Vote No. 121, 1st Session, 114th Congress). Democrats – 44 yes, 0 no, 0 not voting; Republicans – 11 yes, 43 no, 0 not voting; Independents – 2 yes, 0 no, 0 not voting.
HRC supported the amendment.