DOJ to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in Utah
Attorney General Eric Holder announced today the Department of Justice will recognize same-sex marriages in Utah while the issue makes its way through the appeals courts.
The 1,300 or so couples that married before a Utah court invalidated them will receive federal benefits.
"I am confirming today that, for purposes of federal law, these marriages will be recognized as lawful and considered eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages," Holder said.
Holder's videotaped statement is here.
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