The Obama administration will continue the extension of federal benefits to married same-sex couples as heterosexual couples, Attorney General Eric Holder will announce on Saturday.
The Justice Department plans to issue a “policy memorandum” on Monday, which will allow same-sex couples to be able to file jointly for bankruptcy and will mandate that they will not be compelled to testify against each other in trial, among other new rights. The couples will need to have been legally married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage.
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