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The Federal Government Just Took Another Big Step Toward Supporting Gay Marriage

*happy dance*

The federal government has taken vital steps to creating a more tolerant country – six of them, to be exact.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that six additional states – Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming – will recognize gay marriage, and newlyweds will be offered a range of federal benefits, including social security.

This excellent news comes on the heels of the Supreme Court's ruling earlier this month to decline appeals from five states wishing to keep their same-sex marriage bans in place. It also brings the total count of states that recognize gay marriage to 32, including the District of Columbia.

The scales are tipping in the direction of love, equality and legal justice for all couples, and we couldn't be more thrilled. USA! USA!

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