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US Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Couple Marriages

By Roger Schneider | Friday Mar 28, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold.

Eric Holder Hospitalized as Precaution for Faintness

Thursday Feb 27, 2014
The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder has been taken to the hospital as a precaution after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath at work.

Holder: Discriminatory Laws Don’t Need Defending

Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that state attorneys general who believe that laws in their states banning same-sex marriage are discriminatory are not obligated to defend them.

Justice Dept. Applies Same-Sex Rights To Itself

By Pete Yost | Saturday Feb 8, 2014
Eric Holder announced that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly and are entitled to the same rights and privileges as federal prison inmates in opposite-sex marriages.

Holder: I Wouldn’t be AG Without 1963 Marchers

Saturday Aug 24, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder says the spirit of the 1963 March on Washington now demands equal rights for gays, Latinos, women and people with disabilities.

Attorney General Eric Holder: SCOTUS Ruling on Gay Rights ’Enormous Triumph’

Wednesday Jun 26, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder says the Supreme Court’s decision declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional is an "enormous triumph" for equal protection under the law for all Americans.

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.

A Complicated Path to Immigration Equality

By Chris Geidner | Friday May 13, 2011
News Analysis: Attorney General Holder’s unusual decision to intervene in Paul Wilson Dorman’s immigration case shows the current law’s difficulties - for same-sex couples and the government

Deportation of Partner in Same-Sex Couple Halted

Friday May 6, 2011
A judge in Newark, N.J., on Friday, May 6, halted Venezuelan salsa dancer Henry Velandia’s deportation after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder intervened.
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