Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at Justice Department's 2010 LGBT Pride Month Program. The Attorney General applauded the passage of federal hate crimes legislation:
The AG recognized, among others: District of Columbia Council Member David Catania, who sponsored the District's marriage equality amendment; Sharon Lubinski, the openly lesbian U.S. Marshal for Minnesota; Jenny Durkan, the openly lesbian U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington; and Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler, who authored an opinion that Maryland should recognize valid same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
Not mentioned: Congress' work toward repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' The Justice Department is fighting the Log Cabin Republicans' federal lawsuit challenging DADT, Log Cabin Republican v the United States of America.
Also not mentioned, and this is comes as no surprise, the anti-LGBT employment bias and the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination. Or, the Defense of Marriage Act, which DOJ is aggressively defending in federal lawsuit in Boston brought by GLAD. Via the White House Media Affairs Office, read the full remarks AFTER THE JUMP ...