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Attorney General Eric Holder, here in a 2012 photo, said the Justice Department will treat legal same-sex marriages the same as any other marriage in cases handled by the agency, even if it is in a state – like Arizona – where such marriages are not recognized. (Cronkite News Service photo by Nathan O’Neal)

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Holder: Treat legally sanctioned same-sex marriages like any other

The Justice Department was ordered Monday to start treating legal same-sex marriages the same as any other marriage, regardless of whether the couple lives in a state - like Arizona - that does not recognize such unions.