Same sex marriage spouses should get the same benefits as opposite sex marriage spouses. There is no reason other than bigotry to deny these rights to them. Now that DOMA is gone, it is the law and rightfully so. Same sex marriage hurts no one and same sex partners deserve the protection of their spouses benefits.
Everyone has someone near and dear to them. How near and dear they are is none of our business. If a married couple can designate benefits to their partners, then same-sex partners should receive the same benefits. I disagree with the fact that they need to be married. Heterosexual and homosexual partners should have benefits, regardless of marital status.