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Same-sex rights set to expand

Holder airs policy for justice system

Posted: February 9, 2014 at 3:50 a.m.

“The Justice Department’s role in confronting discrimination must be as aggressive today as it was in Robert Kennedy’s time,” Attorney General Eric Holder said Saturday in announcing a policy on samesex marriage rights.

In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department, announcing Saturday that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly, and are entitled to the same rights and privileges as federal prison inmates in opposite-sex marriages.

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