AG: Same-sex rights apply to Justice Department

“In every courthouse, in every proceeding and in every place where a member of the Department of Justice stands on behalf of the United States, they will strive to ensure that same-sex marriages receive the same privileges, protections and rights as opposite-sex marriages under federal law”
Associated Press
Feb 10, 2014

 

AG: Same-sex rights apply to Justice Department

 

   In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department, announcing Saturday 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.

 

   The Justice Department runs a number of benefits programs, and Holder said same-sex couples will qualify for them. They include the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and benefits to surviving spouses of public safety officers who suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries in the line of duty.

 

   “In every courthouse, in every proceeding and in every place where a member of the Department of Justice stands on behalf of the United States, they will strive to ensure that same-sex marriages receive the same privileges, protections and rights as opposite-sex marriages under federal law” Holder said in prepared remarks to the Human Rights Campaign in New York. The advocacy group works on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equal rights.

 

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thinkagain

Problem: We’re not getting enough articles about homosexuals.

Solution: Let’s post the same homosexual article on different days.

Contango

Eric Holder uses politically expediency in deciding which laws to enforce and which to ignore.

Case in point:

Federally, the sale of marijuana for recreational purposes remains illegal, yet he chooses to 'look the other way,' with CO and WA.

There are other numerous examples from this corrupt AG.

mikeylikesit

im going to the obozo/holder wedding. im sure it will be beautiful! holder is a brave man. it seems obozo's other gay lovers ended up dead..

Stop It

GAY: 1
a : happily excited : merry
b : keenly alive and exuberant : having or inducing high spirits
2
a : bright, lively
b : brilliant in color
3
: given to social pleasures; also : licentious
That used to be the meaning. "They" changed it to:

: sexually attracted to someone who is the same sex

: of, relating to, or used by homosexuals

: happy and excited : cheerful and lively

and "they" want us to quit using the term as as a derogatory term.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gay

FAGGOT: The British continued to use the words fag and faggot as nouns, verbs and adjectives right through the early 20th century, never applying it to homosexuals at any time. To fag or to be a fag was a common term in British schools from the late 1700s and referred to a lower classman who performed chores for upperclassmen. While this term was also in vogue at Harvard in the first half of the 19th century, it died out by the mid-1800s in the U.S., leaving it in use only in England. Nineteenth century Britons also heard "faggot" used in reference to an ill-tempered woman, i.e., a ball-buster, a battleaxe, a shrew. That meaning of the term continued into the early 20th century, and the usage was gradually applied to children as well as women. The relationship, if any, between faggot-as-bundle-of-sticks and faggot-as-shrewish-woman is unknown.
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2112/how-did-faggot-get-to-mean-male-homosexual

dyke
Definition of DYKE
chiefly British variant of dike
Other Civil Engineering Terms
asphalt, ballast, barrage, cantilever, infrastructure, sluice
2dyke
noun \ˈdīk\
Definition of DYKE
often disparaging
: lesbian
— dykey adjective, often disparaging
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