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Feds to recognize same-sex married couples in six additional states

gay-marriageWASHINGTON, D.C. – In the latest development following the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this month to decline to hear any pending cases regarding same-sex marriage, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that the federal government will now recognize same-sex married couples in six new states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Last week, the Attorney General made a similar announcement with respect to seven other states: Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. Saturday’s announcement adds to that list and brings the total number of states where same-sex couples are recognized by the federal government to 32, plus the District of Columbia.

The Attorney General’s announcement means couples married in these states will now qualify for a range of federal benefits, including those administered by the Social Security Administration and Department of Veterans Affairs.

“With each new state where same-sex marriages are legally recognized, our nation moves closer to achieving of full equality for all Americans,” the Attorney General said. “We are acting as quickly as possible with agencies throughout the government to ensure that same-sex married couples in these states receive the fullest array of benefits allowable under federal law.”

In addition, the Attorney General also announced that the Department of Justice has determined it can legally recognize marriages performed in Indiana and Wisconsin this past June. These marriages were performed immediately after federal district courts ruled that those states’ bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, but subsequent developments created confusion about the status of those marriages. Based on the Attorney General’s announcement, however, those couples married during that period will now have their unions recognized by the federal government.

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Government promoting butt masturbation is not ok.. It’s sick

It’s a matter of states rights.

Marriage has always been governed by state law. If Iowa has legalized gay marriage, it’s not the federal government’s business.

We are all aware how screwed up AC/DC is.

Everything progressive that was done in this Nation to advance human rights, equality and forward momentum was done against the bitter opposition by the modern day Republican Party. Remember that when you vote. The party of NO is Republican. The party of IMPRISONMENT is Republican. The party of WAR is Republican.

There you have it folks. Advice from a deranged individual should give you a lot of comfort being liberal’s.

@LVS….yeah all this political rambling from the man who got one of the worst shellacking’s in modern day political history.

His political party would have been the party of HUH?

Buzz, the best comparison of what I faced was like a black man running for city council in Pulaski, Tennessee in 1865 (the birthplace of the KKK). The entire loud motor culture aligned against me, egged on by Jim Boehnke. I represented decency, civility and common sense protections. I proved the entire government and culture of Clear Lake Iowa was corrupt. To this day those city officials feel guilt, and shame for having sold out the rule of law to populist uprising.

So you are comparing yourself to a black man? The only thing you represented was as the posterboy for the mental health system.

Taking on the loud tailpipe noise issue in a town like Clear Lake is tantamount to a black man trying to run for city council in the deep south in the most racist period of our Nation’s history. Yes, that’s what I’m saying. (It’d help if you were smart enough to comprehend the points being made)

You are the only one that comprehends the points you make, to anybody else it doesn’t makes sense.

Phil just when I think you cant stand up and prove yourself to be any dumber, you totally get up and redeem yourself!

Also take into consideration Gary Hugi relied on the mechanism of the Republican Party Infrastructure which is firmly in place. He declined to debate (shitting on the spirit of political diversity), and faked everyone like he was some sort of Green Party Candidate with his bullshit yardsigns. 179 people believed in me…a newcomer, a guy with a GED and no contact to the social circles of Clear Lake. I earned my votes, unlike that asshole.

OK, we get it. You are the second coming of the world savior. How have the rest of us made it this far in life without you to show us the way?

I think its time for you to crawl down off the cross now and let someone else use the wood.

Does anybody else actually see the words Phil@ types??!!!! I mean good god almighty! I know Maybe@ and LVS@ And Buzz@ do, but hell, this is a train wreck in progress!!! He is sitting and wondering why he couldn’t get elected to run a snail race probably. Good lord Phil@ seek meds. I am not trying to dig at you. But step back and read your posts. You are nuttier than planters peanuts man.

And you “Big Country” only show up to comment around the same time Matt M. does. What up with dat? And there are many more interesting nut butters than peanuts if you’d step outta your deer hunting cage: cashew, almond, sesame. Good god have some integrity man…post under one name only.

Philly, you can take your deranged opinion with you to Colorado, but I still bet you will never go. We wish you would but you still hang out in the basement. I would bet your mom want’s you to go as well but you are still there. You are a drag on society and a perfect example of a democrat. (A person that sucks on another person’s income.)

Look at the design…a bunch of blocky, inefficient homes; monstrosities, passed from one generation to the next, repossessed by banks, conflated, inflated, ridiculous payment schemes…creating a drove army of lowball workers, burbling their lips, barely off the pacifier, industrialized food supply, 10,000 nurses and no healers, insurance ripoff, Biblical mind coercion synced with 10 gallon hatted clean shaven mind control agents. Mesmerized by the pretty faces, make the ugly pay

Just once it should STOP. It should be silent. It should end. Like gameday on a holiday…streets cleared, absent, barren, hollow. The earth should ebb and breathe. Devoid of humans. Devoid of their petty schemes. The stars don’t care about your gods, the stars don’t care who did what to whom. A prison full of men, robbed of their ability to look up at the night, because of the massive economic, religious, cultural, populist LIE. Confused and deranged into violence. JUST STOP

You are right about one thing, JUST STOP!!!!!!

#maybe: when the Koch brothers are defeated in Iowa this November, will you agree to work on some of those old bad beliefs and habits which plague you? I think the USA wants to move forward and beyond wedge issues. Gay Marriage is a wedge issue. You know it is.

I know that you are not totally ignorant, You know that the kock brothers donate to both parties but soros only donates to the democratic party. Only a hypocrite would bash the kock brothers for donating to the republican party and ignore their donations to the democratic party. The kock brothers also donate alot to cancer research when soros only donates to the anti 2nd amendment groups. Who is more american then?

Sorry, didn’t notice till I posted. It’s koch not kock.

It’s actually pronounced “Coke” brothers, but your spelling of “Cock” brothers works just fine. Subliminally, you do think of them as cocks, and that’s why you wanted to print what you printed. They are conservative Republican billionaires who throw money away on stupid causes and stupid candidates. Watch the Will Ferrell movie The Campaign

Not sure what your definition of the “modern” repub party, but the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was supported by a higher percentage of repub senators and repub congresscritters than it was by dems.

Civil Rights Act of 1964
By party
The original House version:
Democratic Party: 152–96 (61–39%)
Republican Party: 138–34 (80–20%)
Cloture in the Senate:
Democratic Party: 44–23 (66–34%)
Republican Party: 27–6 (82–18%)
The Senate version:
Democratic Party: 46–21 (69–31%)
Republican Party: 27–6 (82–18%)
The Senate version, voted on by the House:
Democratic Party: 153–91 (63–37%)
Republican Party: 136–35 (80–20%)

By Party and Region
The original House version:
Southern Democrats: 7–87 (7–93%)
Southern Republicans: 0–10 (0–100%)
Northern Democrats: 145–9 (94–6%)
Northern Republicans: 138–24 (85–15%)
The Senate version:
Southern Democrats: 1–20 (5–95%) (only Ralph Yarborough of Texas voted in favor)
Southern Republicans: 0–1 (0–100%) (John Tower of Texas)
Northern Democrats: 45–1 (98–2%) (only Robert Byrd of West Virginia voted against)
Northern Republicans: 27–5 (84–16%)

Vote totals are in Yea/Nay format. So we see that Southern Democrats aren’t the same as Northern Democrats. Basically, Southerners are racist pricks regardless of their party. It was only Northern Democrats & Republicans who had the decency to vote for the Civil Rights Act.

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