The U.S. Justice Department will begin a major change on Monday to ensure equal rights to same-sex couples.
Attorney General Eric Holder previewed the change at the Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala in New York City. There the Attorney General reiterated the Obama administration’s commitment to equality.
Holder recalled last summer’s Supreme Court ruling that struck down the federal government’s ban on recognizing marriages between same-sex couples.
Holder is set to change the policies tomorrow.
“Under this policy, even in states where same-sex marriages are not recognized, the federal government will not use state views as a basis to object to someone in a same-sex marriage invoking this right,” said Attorney General Eric Holder.
By the recognition of same-sex marriage in federal and legal rights, same-sex spouses of federal prison inmates will receive the same rights and privileges as heterosexual spouses.