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United Nations Acknowledges Same-Sex Marriages of Staffers

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The United Nations is now acknowledging same-sex marriages of all staffers, even if the unions are illegal in their home countries. Approximately 43,000 employees will be affected by the new mandate that went into effect June 26. "This is a step forward that many of the staffers at the United Nations had been seeking for some time," Haq said. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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