Justice Department To Extend More Federal Protections To Gay Couples

(Washington, DC) -- The Justice Department plans to use the landmark Supreme Court ruling to extend more federal privileges to same-sex couples. The changes were announced by Attorney General Eric Holder in a speech to the Human Rights Campaign last night. Under the new policy same-sex couples will not be forced to testify against each other and will be allowed the same prison visitation rights as other married couples. The move marks the latest step by the Obama administration to grant the same rights to same-sex couples that married, heterosexual couples receive.