LGBT Open Thread

Equal Justice


Artist – Clay Bennett

In other news, the Department of Labor has extended non-discrimination protections to federal employees and contractors who are transgender.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder has written an op-ed for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch addressed to residents of Ferguson. Here’s a clip:

The full resources of the Department of Justice have been committed to the investigation into Michael Brown’s death. This inquiry will take time to complete, but we have already taken significant steps. Approximately 40 FBI agents and some of the Civil Rights Division’s most experienced prosecutors have been deployed to lead this process, with the assistance of the United States Attorney in St. Louis. Hundreds of people have already been interviewed in connection with this matter. On Monday, at my direction, a team of federal medical examiners conducted an independent autopsy.

We understand the need for an independent investigation, and we hope that the independence and thoroughness of our investigation will bring some measure of calm to the tensions in Ferguson.