Tag Archives: Department of Justice

Speed Read: Sochi worries escalate

Worries escalate for LGBT people heading to Sochi. Obama administration will recognize same-sex marriages from Utah. Virginia's new governor keeps his promise on Day One. And more....

DOJ says U.S. will recognize Utah marriages

LGBT legal activists applauded an announcement by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Friday that the federal government will recognize marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in Utah despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court put a stay on enforcement

Five nominees are cleared, others are snagged

The U.S. Senate has confirmed 75 candidates for various executive branch offices, including four openly gay ambassadors and the highest openly gay official at the Department of Justice.

DOJ nominee gets GOP booster

Openly gay nominee Stuart Delery went into Tuesday’s confirmation hearing with at least one big endorsement: Republican former Solicitor General Paul Clement.

GOP to grill Holder over DOMA defense

The head of the House Judiciary Committee is planning recently released a report, charging that the U.S. Attorney General has repeatedly disregarded the Constitution and the rule of law, and calling for a hearing to question him about decisions regarding

DOJ, NCLR win improvements to school

The National Center for Lesbian Rights joined with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Tuesday in an agreement with a Minnesota school district to take steps to prevent harassment of students who do not conform to gender stereotypes.

Canada DOJ triggers same-sex marriage scare

The Canadian Department of Justice told a court in Ontario this week that a lesbian couple from the U.S. and England who obtained a marriage license there in 2005 should not be granted a divorce now because they were not

‘History could repeat itself’ on DADT, warns Log Cabin attorney

"Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" will be off the books September 20. But there is still concern among some that the removal of that specific law barring gays from the military will not stop discrimination against gays in the military.

9th Circuit: DADT in place but no investigations or discharges

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals granted an emergency order Friday night (July 15) temporarily reinstating its original stay of an order that had prohibited the government from enforcing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

DOJ comes out swinging against DOMA

The Department of Justice on July 1 recommended a federal appeals court in California dismiss a motion promoted by the House of Representatives to dismiss a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).