Federal Government Announces New Policy Towards Same-Sex Marriage

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The federal government will soon grant the same rights and benefits to gay married couples as it does to heterosexual couples. The new policy announced this week will give same-sex marriages “full and equal recognition to the greatest extent possible under the law.” Gay rights groups welcomed the changes, but critics, including the Family Research Council, said the federal government was overstepping its bounds because many states still don’t recognize same-sex marriages.