Attorney General Eric Holder says same-sex marriage ruling is being applied to Justice Dept

  • by: PETE YOST , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 9, 2014 - 5:43 AM

WASHINGTON — In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, 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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