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Recent Announcements Give Boost to Gay Rights Advocates

A pair of high-profile announcements, one from the government and the other from an athlete, have bolstered gay rights advocates in the United States. Married same-sex couples in the United States will be entitled to more benefits because of a new Justice Department policy, announced on Saturday, that expands federal recognition of same sex marriages. The new guidelines will allow these couples, for example, to jointly file for bankruptcy and will give them more rights in the criminal...

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