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Think of all those who have suffered the "marriage penalty" from having two married people fully employed and disadvantaged tax wise from a two earner couple POV.

Or you could think of all those people who benefitted from favorable tax treatment by being part of a couple.

But it doesn't make any difference. There certainly has never been a "marriage penalty" as far as SS contributions are concerned. And having been married doesn't leave you at any financial disadvantage as compared to non-married people. So there doesn't seem to be any logical reason for granting married couples additional SS benefits.
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