Federal government recognizes same-sex marriages in six more states

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that the federal government would recognize the marriages of same-sex couples in six additional states – Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming – bringing the total number of states in which same-sex marriages are federally recognized to 32, plus the District of Columbia. The announcement means…

Under Obama, Windsor Implementation Constitutes the Largest Conferral of LGBT Rights in History

Earlier today, the Justice Department released a report detailing the Obama administration’s broad implementation of the Supreme Court’s United States v. Windsor decision, which struck down key components of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last year.  Under the leadership of President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, the breadth with which this administration has implemented the Windsor decision…