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US recognizes Michigan same-sex couple marriages

DETROIT--U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold.

Holder's action will enable the government to extend eligibility for federal benefits to the Michigan couples who married Saturday, which means they can file federal taxes jointly, get federal pension benefits for spouses and request legal immigration status for partners, among other benefits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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