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Holder Announces Expanded Federal Recognition of Gay Marriage

The U.S. Justice Department has announced the widespread expansion of federal recognition of same sex marriages, even in states where such marriages are illegal.Attorney General Eric Holder announced the changes at a dinner Saturday in New York sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign - a gay rights group.Holder said the Justice Department will strive to ensure that same-sex marriages get the same rights, protections and privileges as heterosexual unions in every federal courthouse. This...

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