Tag Archives: Eric Holder

Ten stories that left a mark on 2014

2014 played second-fiddle to 2013's blockbuster year in LGBT news, but there were still some tremendous gains and losses worthy of a second look.

Speed Read: Eyes on exemptions

A federal judge in Pennsylvania denied a county clerk's request to serve as intervenor and appeal the judge's decision striking down the state's law against same-sex couples marrying. Senator Orrin Hatch says he hopes President Obama's executive order against discrimination

Speed Read: ‘Worst kind of stereotypes’

Wisconsin's attorney general has directed the state office for vital records to process the records of marriage licenses issued since last Friday for same-sex couples. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to two LGBT gatherings. And San Francisco and Seattle

Speed Read: 53% in work closet

A Human Rights Campaign study found that 53 percent of LGBT people hide their sexual orientation from almost everybody at work. Lesbian gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur held her own Wednesday night in the first Democratic primary debate for Maryland.

Speed Read: Hobby or agenda?

The Hobby Lobby chain seeking a religious exemption at the U.S. Supreme Court last week funds an organization that is funneling millions of dollars to smaller groups "to advance an agenda that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays and

Speed Read: Surprises in Sochi

It wasn't a Dutch band but Sochi Olympics organizers themselves that included the iconic gay anthem "YMCA" on an approved playlist and pumped it into the speed skate arena Saturday. Holder's announcement on same-sex couples gets mixed reviews. And an

Holder announcement scrutinized

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told a Human Rights Campaign audience in New York Saturday that, beginning Monday, he “will – for the first time in history – formally instruct all Justice Department employees to give lawful same-sex marriages full

Speed Read: Indiana dodges a ballot?

The Republican-dominated Indiana House cut out a significant portion of the proposed bill to ban same-sex marriage, potentially thwarting chances for the ban to be on the ballot this November. A report on the movement says that, beyond marriage, the

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