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On the same day the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a federal provision denying benefits to legally married gay couples, the nation's highest court cleared the way for same-sex unions in California.

Both decision were watershed moments for gay rights.

Good Day NY spoke with John Feinblatt, Chief Advisor to Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Policy and Strategic Planning; and his partner Jonathann Mintz, NYC's Consumer Affairs Commissioner.

The couple are parents to two young girls.

"The federal benefits are a huge deal. Not to be morbid, but if I were to die before Jonathan that would mean my estate would pass to him tax-free. If one of us were to get sick, one of us could take family medical leave, said Feinblatt.

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