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Same-sex married couples will no longer be denied veteran’s benefits, attorney general Eric Holder said Wednesday, despite a provision of federal law that defines spouses as being off the opposite sex.“Decisions by the Executive not to enforce federal laws are appropriately rare. Nevertheless,” Holder wrote in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, “the unique circumstances presented here warrant non-enforcement.”
(Photo by Gerry Broome/AP)

Same-sex married couples will no longer be denied veteran’s benefits, attorney general Eric Holder said Wednesday, despite a provision of federal law that defines spouses as being off the opposite sex.

“Decisions by the Executive not to enforce federal laws are appropriately rare. Nevertheless,” Holder wrote in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, “the unique circumstances presented here warrant non-enforcement.”

(Photo by Gerry Broome/AP)

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    Finally. I find it preposterous that gay couples were being denied veterans benefits because of their sexual...
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    On the road to all being equal.
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    also, they allow same-sex marriage benefits for those still in the service. if one lives in a state that doesn’t...
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    Well done, well done.
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    SOME good things still happen.
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