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US Federal Government to Recognize Same Sex Marriage

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    Feds to provide benefits, services to all same-sex marriages

    By Evan Perez, CNN

    updated 5:22 PM EST, Sat February 8, 2014

    (CNN) — The U.S. government will recognize same-sex marriages as equal to traditional marriages in all federal matters, including in U.S. courts, bankruptcies, prison visits and survivor benefits, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.

    The expansion of such federal recognition will include 34 states where same-sex marriage isn’t legal, but the new federal benefits being extended to those states will apply only where the U.S. government has jurisdiction, Holder said.

    READ MORE: http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/08/politics/holder-same-sex-marriage-rights/index.html

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    dubdave00
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    So will like Texas secede tomorrow? ;-)

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    DavidF
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    This is a great step forward for us as a society.

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    Federal Court Rules Against Utah’s Ban On Gay Marriage
    by NINA TOTENBERG
    June 26, 2014 5:06 AM ET

    A federal appeals court in Denver struck down Utah’s ban on gay marriage. It’s the first appeals court decision in the nation to date, and paves the way for a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue.

    READ MORE: http://www.npr.org/2014/06/26/325760225/federal-court-rules-against-utahs-ban-on-gay-marriage?ft=1&f=1003

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