U.S. Government Will Recognize Marriages of Same-Sex Couples Who Wed in Michigan
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) statement on Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement that the federal government will recognize the marriages of over 300 Michigan same-sex couples performed last week:
“Last week 300 committed and loving same-sex couples were legally wed in Michigan. As such they deserve the recognition and treatment that all other married couples receive. Attorney General Eric Holder has once again demonstrated his steadfast commitment to equality and upholding the core values of the U.S. Constitution by affirming federal recognition of these marriages.”
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.