Tag: department of justice

Justice department changes definition of rape

In the first change to the definition of rape since 1927, the U.S. Justice Department has annoounced it will now include men as victims, according to Attorney General Eric Holder. The definition used for almost a century was,...

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Sacrificial goats must keep fighting

The right wing scapegoats LGBTs, sacrificing our rights on their altar of power. The goats have to keep fighting back if we want equality HARDY HABERMAN  |  Flagging Left Land of the free and home of the brave? Maybe not. Just...

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DOJ appeals injunction halting DADT

Advocates warn LGBT servicemembers not to come out until questions are settled From Staff and Wire Reports The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday, Oct. 14 asked a federal district judge to allow the military to continue...

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Federal judge declares DADT unconstitutional

READ THE FULL TEXT OF THE RULING Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service A federal judge in California on Thursday declared the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy unconstitutional, saying it violates both the First Amendment...

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DOMA ruling suspended pending appeal

Associated Press BOSTON — A ruling by a judge who found a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman unconstitutional will be suspended for 60 days while the U.S. Department of Justice decides whether it...

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