Kerry: Same-sex spouses' visas will get equal treatment
August 2nd, 2013
02:52 PM ET
12 months ago

Kerry: Same-sex spouses' visas will get equal treatment

(CNN) - Legally married same-sex spouses seeking U.S. visas will now be treated the same as opposite-sex spouses, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Friday.

Kerry told a meeting with consular staff in London that the change means that his department was "tearing down an unjust and an unfair barrier that for too long stood in the way of same-sex families being able to travel as a family to the United States."

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Filed under: John Kerry • Same-sex marriage
January 23rd, 2013
11:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Clinton takes on Benghazi critics, warns of more security threats

Washington (CNN) – At times angry and choked with emotion, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday took on Republican critics of her department's handling of the September terrorist attack in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, but repeatedly distanced herself from a direct role in specific situations.

"As I have said many times since September 11, I take responsibility," Clinton told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the first of two long-anticipated congressional hearings Wednesday on the attack that became a major issue in the November presidential election.

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Filed under: Congress • Hillary Clinton • Libya • State Department