In the next few years, some State Department employees will be seeing some changes. The U.S. Department of Justice says that it will be phasing out benefits to some same-sex couples. Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June which legalized same-sex marriage, the department says it will now only grant benefits to married same-sex couples. The program which granted benefits to individuals in same-sex domestic partnerships will begin winding down in Decmber. According to the government, benefits will fully stop in 2018.