Tag: u s department

DOJ says DOMA justified to prevent ‘inequities’

LGBT advocates disappointed in Obama administration’s decision to defend law that he favors repealing Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service The U.S. Department of Justice filed its brief Jan. 13 with a federal appeals court that...

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Food Pantry needs help as demand soars

Resource Center service for people with HIV gets most of its stock from NTFB, but even NTFB doesn’t have some of the items they need Tammye Nash  |  Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com STOCKING UP | Food pantry volunteers restock...

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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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Log Cabin asks federal judge to halt DADT

Sides make closing arguments after 2-week trial JULIE WATSON  |  Associated Press Writer RIVERSIDE, California — Lawyers for a Republican gay rights organization asked a federal judge Friday, July 23 to issue an injunction...

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