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Social Security Now Processing Retirement Claims from Same-Sex Couples

By EDGE | Friday Aug 9, 2013
Today another piece of the wall separating American LGBT couples from full equality was chipped away when the Social Security Administration announced that it has started processing retirement claims for same-sex couples.

Attorney General: Justice Department Committed to Protecting Gays, Lesbians

By Danny Robbins | Wednesday Mar 21, 2012
The Justice Department is "committed to using every tool in its arsenal" to combat bullying and harassment based on sexual orientation and has already made strides in bringing more prosecutions in that area, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

Federal Officials to Conduct Hate Crime Trainings in Puerto Rico

By Michael K. Lavers | Tuesday Mar 13, 2012
EDGE has learned that the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will conduct training on hate crimes for Puerto Rican law enforcement officials. Federal officials will also meet with Puerto Rican LGBT activists this week.

AG Holder defends performance on gays, drugs

By Pete Yost | Wednesday Mar 2, 2011
Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday defended the Justice Department’s performance on issues like gay rights and prescription drug trafficking under pointed questioning by newly energized Republicans who have taken control of the House.

Why US lawyers fight for law on gays Obama opposes

By Mark Sherman | Thursday Oct 21, 2010
President Barack Obama opposes the Pentagon’s "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy on gays in the military, so why are Obama administration lawyers in court fighting to save it?

U.S. Justice Dept. Appoints Gay Liaison

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Aug 19, 2009
In a move seen a further attempt to repair relations with GLBT supporters, the Obama Administration’s Justice Department has appointed a liaison to the gay community.
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