At Saturday night’s HRC gala dinner, Attorney General Eric Holder announced landmark changes to the way the federal government treats married lesbian and gay couples. This is from the HRC blog:
In his remarks, the Attorney General said: “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.”
The changes will mean that the federal government will treat married lesbian and gay couples the same as heterosexual couples when they do things like file for bankruptcy, testify in court or visit family in prison.
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