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Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized In ALL Federal Legal Matters! Even In States That Ban It!

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This is HUGE!

The U.S. Justice Department will issue a memo today that will usher in the latest milestone for gay rights!

Same-sex marriages will now be recognized in ALL federal legal matters from coast to coast! That means even in states that have bans on gay marriage, couples who live there will still be permitted to do such things as file for bankruptcy, visit each other in prison or be entitled to survivor benefits.

K, well all of those things are kind of downers, but this is still a MAJOR step towards making marriage equality law in all 50 states!

Attorney General Eric Holder announced the new recognition at Saturday’s Human Rights Campaign's gala in New York City. He compared his fight for gay rights to the 1960s civil rights movement and then-Attorney General Robert Kennedy’s quest for equality.

Holder said:

"This means that, in every courthouse, in every proceeding, and in every place where a member of the Department of Justice stands on behalf of the United States — they will strive to ensure that same-sex marriages receive the same privileges, protections and rights as opposite-sex marriages under federal law.”

Today is a very, very, VERY good day!

Hooray for the right to love!

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7 comments to “Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized In ALL Federal Legal Matters! Even In States That Ban It!”



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  2. val says – reply to this


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    Now Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie can marry .. no reason not to since all gays can marry now .. so good for them. Or will there be another excuse ?

  3. MIlhouse says – reply to this


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    There should be challenges/lawsuits against all states that ban gay marriage. Banning same-sex marriage is against the equal protection guaranteed by the US Constitution!

  4. annainparis says – reply to this


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    Aren't these things basically denying HR to the core to begin with? Can't visit a pal in jail!!! Ohhhhhh!!!! A long long long road ahead but gays have plenty of stamina!!!

  5. joethehobo says – reply to this


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    Re: kornholio 4 aids

    Um. Wouldn't gay marriage DECREASE the number of people contracting AIDS because gays would finally be able to get married, thus entering a monogamous, long term relationship? Wouldn't banning gay marriage be the factor that would increase the number of people contracting AIDS because it encourages promiscuity?

    Is what you said really the thought process most homophobes go through? It's no wonder you guys are so confused.

  6. @v@ says – reply to this


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    The snowball haz rolled down hill.



  7. 7

    Nice, I have a casual friend who is getting married in Hawaii this fall.