US Justice Department will extend more federal protections to same-sex married couples AND yes, those living in states where gay marriage is not legal.
This means a gay spouse can decline to testify against a husband or wife. This rule applies in federal and civil cases, same-sex spouses of public duty officers, who die in the line of duty, qualify for federal death payments. Federal inmates in same-sex marriages will have visitation privileges. federal bankruptcy cases same-sex married couples can expect to be treated like other married couples.
Tony Perkins and Brian Brown- SUCK IT.
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