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Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) — The Justice Department’s push to extend legal protections to same-sex couples in civil and criminal matters is the latest example of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder leading second-term social policy for the administration of President Barack Obama.

Holder said in a speech in New York on Saturday that same-sex couples will receive many of the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts. Under the guidelines to be released today, federal prosecutors won’t object if a same-sex spouse declines to provide testimony that might incriminate his or her partner.

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