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Posted byon February 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM EDT
President Barack Obama meets with Edie Windsor during a drop by in the Oval Office.
Posted byon February 10, 2014 at 7:23 PM EDT
The Attorney General announced that he is issuing a new policy memorandum that will “formally instruct all Justice Department employees to give lawful same-sex marriages full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent possible under the law.”
Posted byon February 3, 2014 at 1:35 PM EDT
This National African American History Month, as we reflect on “Civil Rights in America,” we celebrate historic achievements and foot soldiers, well-known and unknown, who fought to secure rights long denied.
Posted byon January 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM EDT
The Administration is undertaking a targeted effort to support the needs of Holocaust survivors living in the United States.
Posted byon December 2, 2013 at 4:17 PM EDT
In recognition of World AIDS Day 2013, the Department of Justice reaffirms its commitment to eradicating stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS across our country. This year’s observance offers us the chance to both reflect on the work we have done in the past year to protect the rights of people with HIV/AIDS and – due to the sad truth of continuing discrimination – the significant work to be done in the year ahead.
Posted byon November 20, 2013 at 1:26 PM EDT
Today, November 20th, communities across the country and around the world will mark Transgender Day of Remembrance. This day is an opportunity to remember those who have lost their lives to violence and injustice because of their gender identity or gender expression.
Posted byon November 8, 2013 at 1:32 PM EDT
Right now, in 29 states, lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual (LGBT) Americans lack sufficient protections against employment discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. This week, the Senate passed a bill—the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)—that would close this gap in our nation’s civil rights laws.
Posted byon November 6, 2013 at 8:26 PM EDT
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, would provide strong federal protections against discrimination, making it explicitly illegal to fire someone because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT).
Posted byon November 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT
In an op-ed published in the Huffington Post, the President speaks directly to the American people to ensure everyone understands what’s at stake and why it’s so important that Congress move forward on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA.
Posted byon October 28, 2013 at 4:15 PM EDT
Four years after the passage of the Shepard-Byrd Act, and more than a decade after the brutal murders of the men for whom it was named, prosecuting hate crimes remains a top priority for the President, the Attorney General and the Civil Rights Division.