U.S. Government now recognizes same-sex marriage in 32 States.
Attorney General Eric Holder
recently announced that the federal government will recognize gay
marriages in: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia,
and also in Wyoming.
Married same-sex couples living in
those states now qualify for federal benefits such as Social Security
and Veterans' benefits. The Attorney General says the government is
working to implement these benefits as quickly as possible.
The number of states in which
married same-sex couples can receive federal benefits is now at 32.
Supreme Court has declined to hear cases from lower-court rulings
that overturned same-sex marriage bans in several states, because
after all of the closeted, gay and or bi Judges recuse themselves
for personal reasons that would leave the whole issue up to Clarence
Thomas to decide.