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Federal Government Will Recognize Over 1,000 Gay Marriages Performed in Utah

January 10th, 2014 Joseph Pedro
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US Attorney General Eric Holder announced that full federal recognition will extend to the more than 1,300 gay and lesbian couples who legally married in Utah. The state has voided the marriages that were performed between December 20 and January 6 after the state appealed the court decision to allow gay marriage. “These 1,360 Utah couples are married, plain and simple, and they should be afforded every right and responsibility of marriage,” said HRC President Chad Griffin following today’s news. “Attorney General Eric Holder has once again shown the kind of leadership that earns you a spot in the history books. This is only the beginning of this fight, and this work continues until marriage equality returns to Utah for good, and full equality reaches every American in all 50 states.”

 

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