FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2014 file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, 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. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
U.S. government to treat gay couples same as straight ones
Rights » But the federal rules have no effect on state laws.
By MATT APUZZO
| New York Times
First Published Feb 08 2014 08:57 pm • Last Updated Feb 08 2014 10:07 pm
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