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Attorney General To Extend Recognition Of Same-Sex Marriage Rights To All States

Posted at 3:25 PM, Feb 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-08 15:25:08-05

eric holderWASHINGTON D.C. (CNN, Feb. 8th. 2014)-  Attorney General Eric Holder says he is set to extend the federal government’s recognition of same-sex marriages even in the 34 states that don’t consider it legal.

CNN has obtained excerpts of a speech Holder will deliver at the Human Rights Campaign’s New York City gala event Saturday night.

Holder plans to announce that the Justice Department will issue a memo Monday that recognizes same-sex marriages “to the greatest extent possible under the law.”