Feds Expand Same-Sex Marriage Privileges

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In a watershed moment for gay rights, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will set into motion new measures that will expand same-sex marriage privileges in all federal courtrooms. The new policies aim to eliminate legal distinctions between traditional marriages and same-sex marriages.

In prepared remarks for a speech that he will deliver on Saturday night at a gay rights dinner in New York City, Holder will announce: “In every courthouse, in every proceeding and in every place where a member of the Department of Justice stands on behalf of the United States, they will strive to ensure that same-sex marriages receive the same privileges, protections and rights as opposite-sex marriages.”

These rights, according to the DOJ, will extend to same-sex couples even in states that do not legally recognize their marriages, as long as they were legally married in another state. The birth of these new policies came about last year when the Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny federal benefits to married same-sex couples, a ruling that Mr. Holder supported.



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