U.S. expands legal benefits, services for same-sex marriages
February 10th, 2014
03:22 PM ET
10 months ago

U.S. expands legal benefits, services for same-sex marriages

(CNN) - In a major milestone for gay rights, the U.S. government on Monday expanded recognition of same-sex marriages in federal legal matters, including bankruptcies, prison visits and survivor benefits.

"It is the (Justice Department's) policy to recognize lawful same-sex marriages as broadly as possible, to ensure equal treatment for all members of society regardless of sexual orientation," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a memo to all employees.

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  1. just saying

    The Real Tom Paine
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    Let me ask you this: if you can prevent a person who has betrayed his country from hurting and possibly maiming you and your neighbors, would you really have any qualms about him going to meet his maker?
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    what proof do you have of these accusations? what judge and jury has seen the evidence and decided on the sentence? right now i have more proof of obama doing exactly what you said, than i do of anybody else overseas. so should we expect a drone strike on him? i guess due process is nothing the left ascribes to.

    February 10, 2014 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  2. The REAL Truth...

    @bill – OBAMACARE WILL COSTS US 2,500,000 JOBS...
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    Hey Bill, more parrotting of FNC misinformation and BS? Perhaps a reading of the CBO report is in order? What it stated was that between now and 2024, the POTENTIAL number of working hours lost would EQUATE to the loss of 2 million jobs. .NOT that ACA would cause the loss of those jobs. At least try to get the facts right before spouting...

    February 10, 2014 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
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