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Veterans Day reminds us of what makes America strong, from heroes like John Hawk who didn’t like being called a hero, to the valiant Irish who have been forgotten. They remind us of how serving our country in harm’s way often strips away pettiness and polarity. And reinforces how, for all of our differences, we are the same.

-Richard Lui, The faces of Veterans Day

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)