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A DOJ Worthy of Pride

by Staff


Tags: Michael Mukasey, DOJ Pride, GLBT rights, gay rights, homophobia,

Could there be a silver lining to Michael Mukasey’s ascension to the helm of the Justice Department?

From Legal Times, via Law.com:

One group eager to work with Mukasey on some internal changes is DOJ Pride, the organization representing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees. Under Gonzales and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, the group was barred from using the department's Great Hall for annual ceremonies. The group wrote to Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., about DOJ's refusal to post the group's fliers on bulletin boards or allow internal e-mail messages announcing their events. Under questioning by Feingold, Mukasey said he didn't understand the reasons for such treatment and pledged to end it once in office.

—Hannah Lobel