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US same-sex legal marriage matters recognised

9 February 2014 Last updated at 04:26 GMT

The US government has said it will recognise same-sex marriages as equal to traditional marriages in all federal legal matters.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced it would include the right to decline testimony.

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