Utah Same-Sex Couples Recognized for Federal Benefits
Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Friday that the Obama administration will recognize more than 1,300 Utah same-sex marriages that were left in legal limbo after the state won an injunction to stop additional unions. The couples were married during the two weeks when the unions were legal after a federal court ruled that Utah's ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional. Holder's decision directly opposes Utah's decision to put recognition of those marriage on hold pending the outcome of the state's challenge to the federal court ruling and will now make those couples eligible for federal benefits.
By Jordan Moses
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