Gay Marriages Recognized in 6 More States

The Obama administration will recognize gay marriages in six states, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.

Same-sex couples in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming are the most recent additions to a list of 32 states, plus the District of Columbia, where they are now eligible for federal benefits such as social security.

The move comes after the Supreme Court declined to hear appeals on cases that sought to overturn gay marriage bans earlier this month.