WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder pronounced on Saturday a U.S. supervision will commend same-sex marriages in 6 some-more states, bringing to 32 a series of states where couples in happy unions validate for sovereign benefits.
Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming were combined to a list on Saturday, a week after Holder done a identical proclamation concerning 7 other states.
The pierce comes after a U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals of cases that sought to overturn bans on same-sex marriages. In further to a 32 states, happy marriages are famous in a District of Columbia.
The Justice Department’s mount on a unions means a couples validate for advantages administered by a Social Security Administration, a Department of Veterans Affairs and other sovereign entities.
“We are behaving as fast as probable with agencies via a supervision to safeguard that same-sex couples in these states accept a fullest array of advantages acceptable underneath sovereign law,” Holder said.
(Reporting and essay by Bill Trott; Editing by Stephen Powell)