Holder orders Justice Dept. to treat same-sex couples equally

New York– Attorney General Eric Holder on Saturday announced sweeping changes in policy at the Department of Justice that will significantly alter the way same-sex married couples are treated by the nation’s judicial system.
“On Monday, the Justice Department will issue a new policy memorandum that will – for the first time in history – formally instruct all department employees to give lawful same-sex marriages full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent possible under the law,” Holder said in front of a packed ballroom at New York’s famed Waldorf-Astoria hotel at an event for the Human Rights Campaign, a gay-rights lobbying organization.
The policy change will have wide-ranging implications.

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Photo: 2014 Taylor Hill

Holder orders Justice Dept. to treat same-sex couples equally

New York– Attorney General Eric Holder on Saturday announced sweeping changes in policy at the Department of Justice that will significantly alter the way same-sex married couples are treated by the nation’s judicial system.

“On Monday, the Justice Department will issue a new policy memorandum that will – for the first time in history – formally instruct all department employees to give lawful same-sex marriages full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent possible under the law,” Holder said in front of a packed ballroom at New York’s famed Waldorf-Astoria hotel at an event for the Human Rights Campaign, a gay-rights lobbying organization.

The policy change will have wide-ranging implications.

Read more

Photo: 2014 Taylor Hill