Justice Department Extends New Privileges To Gay Marriages

Feb 8, 2014
Originally published on February 8, 2014 6:34 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder has directed the Justice Department to give same-sex married couples "full and equal recognition." This means they will now have spousal privileges in federal courts. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with justice correspondent Carrie Johnson about the policy shift and what it means for same-sex couples.