Attorney General Eric Holder is amazing

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Amazing man: Eric Holder

More federal rights coming for same-sex marriages! The new Department of Justice memo instructs federal government lawyers to give same-sex marriages “full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent possible under the law”.   Attorney General Eric Holder will be speaking at a HRC event Saturday and some of the quotes below are from his upcoming speech.

-Some of the effects of the memo include allowing a same-sex spouse to refuse to provide testimony in a civil or criminal case that might violate their marital privileges.  A right that straight-couples currently have.

-Same-sex couples can for bankruptcy together

– Same-sex spouses can visit their federal inmate spouses

-Same-sex couples will be recognized equally in programs like: the Radiation Exposure Compensation Program, the September 11’th Victim Compensation Fund and the Public Safety Officer’s Benefits Program.

-The Public Safety Benefits program means that gay law enforcement officers and firefighters will have the same rights as their straight counterparts.

Holder also said, “This program is one way that we, as a country, stand by the families of those who put themselves in harm’s way to keep our communities safe, and we must never do that selectively,”.  “When any law enforcement officer falls in the line of duty or is gravely injured, the federal government should stand by that hero’s spouse – no matter whether that spouse is straight or gay.”. 

Good for you Mr. Attorney General.  I would love for him to run for President some day.  This man is everything a politician should be and an amazing role model for all. 

Yes! Utah same-sex marriages recognized federally! Go USA!!

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This is tremendous news!! As you know, the idiots in Utah don’t recognize same-sex marriage at the moment. After thousands of marriage licenses were handed out, the Supreme Court extended a stay to the old bigoted law that prohibited marriage equality. Well…guess what just happened? No Utah hasn’t gotten it’s head of it’s wacky ass. Instead, the federal government has stepped in and essentially said “enough”.

Attorney General Holder said gays “should not be asked to endure uncertainty regarding their status” as Utah figured their &hit out.

He went on to say, “I am confirming today that, for purposes of federal law, these marriages will be recognized as lawful and considered eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages,”. “These families should not be asked to endure uncertainty regarding their status as the litigation unfolds.”

Ummmm. Brilliant. Finally sounds like the Feds are getting something right. Major props. Of course this has lawsuits written all over it. You now have a class of citizens in Utah that have FEDERAL equality but do not have state privileges. Additionally, you have all the gay couples that are married in one of the decent (or pro-equality) states who don’t have federal rights. Honestly, this is a huge mess. Something tells me we will have marriage equality federally in the next 5-10 years. That seems like a very long time to me though given the fact that it is 2014.

Comment for Utah Governor Herbert: You will be laughed at when we look back on this. Not only are you wrong with your bigoted opinion but you will have the honor of being one of the elite few that openly and proudly went out of their way to take rights away from American citizens. You and your kind have done exactly the opposite of what America is about.

Lastly, the last official Gallup poll in July of 2013 said 54% of Americans support marriage equality. I think that number is much higher but that does confirm 1 thing that all of is forward thinking folks know. Half of the population is dumb as rocks…that’s not just here in the USA. People all over the world are idiots. Isn’t it grand? 🙂 <—that's my dry sense of humor. Kisses!