Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sweeping federal protections for married gay couples

From the WaPo:

The Justice Department on Monday will instruct all of its employees across the country, for the first time, to give lawful same-sex marriages sweeping equal protection under the law in every program it administers, from courthouse proceedings to prison visits to the compensation of surviving spouses of public safety officers.

In a new policy memo, the department will spell out the rights of same-sex couples, including the right to decline to give testimony that might incriminate their spouses, even if their marriages are not recognized in the state where the couple lives.
THe wheels of justice creak along....

1 comment:

JCF said...

I love my President (and AG!).