Government Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriage In Utah

(Washington, DC) -- Married same-sex couples in Utah are no longer living in uncertainty. The federal government will recognize their unions, despite state efforts to quash it. Attorney General Eric Holder said the recognition will allow same-sex couples to access federal benefits that are available to other married couples. The U.S. Supreme Court has put a hold on same-sex marriages in Utah pending an appeal of a lower court ruling overturning Utah's ban on the practice.