Feds To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages In Utah

Law360, Los Angeles (January 10, 2014, 4:24 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday that the federal government would consider 1,300 same-sex marriages recently performed in Utah to be lawful, four days after the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the state's ban on gay marriage.

Attorney General Eric Holder said newlyweds who married shortly after U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled that the state ban was unconstitutional are entitled to the same federal benefits as other same-sex married couples, even while the state refuses to recognize the marriages as legal.

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