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Eric Holder's LGBT Rights Legacy

By Justin Snow | Oct 5
When Eric Holder steps down as attorney general after nearly six years as the nation's top lawyer, he will leave behind a legacy on LGBT-rights that is unmatched.

White House: Holder Resigning as Attorney General

By Nedra Pickler and Jim Kuhnhenn | Sep 25
Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism & pushed to make the criminal justice system more even-handed, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation's first black attorney general.

Holder: DOJ Will Fight Marriage Bans in Supreme Court

By EDGE | Jul 14
In an interview with ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stated that the Justice Department will urge the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a lower-court rulings overturning statewide bans on same-sex marriage.

ACLU Asks Holder About Indiana Gay Marriages

By Charles D. Wilson | Jul 12
Attorneys on Friday asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to step in on behalf of hundreds of same-sex couples who were wed before a federal appeals court stayed an order striking down Indiana's gay marriage ban.

Eric Holder Criticizes Boy Scouts Over Anti-Gay Policy

By Jason St. Amand | Jun 11
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called out officials from the Boy Scouts of America Tuesday over the organization’s anti-gay policy that bans out scoutmasters.

US Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Couple Marriages

By Roger Schneider | Mar 28
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

Feb 27
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

Feb 25
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 | Feb 8
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

Aug 24
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.

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