01 Jan 2011

New Hampshire to LGBTs: Happy New Year! Now Die.

The “Live Free or Die” State is about to choose option B for its LGBT citizens. In November Republicans were elected in veto-proof majorities to both Houses of their Legislature — 19-5 in the Senate, 298-102 in the House — and it is their stated intention to repeal the marriage

14 Dec 2010

Now or Never: Call Harry Reid and Demand DADT Repeal!

If the written and spoken words of Senators and Nancy Pelosi are to be believed, there is a single man standing in the way of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell now: Harry Reid. It is his decision, and his alone, to either bring S.4023, A bill to provide

05 Dec 2010

New CBS poll: “Repeal DADT!” says a 3:1 majority.

On Saturday, CBS came out with its latest polling, showing that Americans by a 3:1 majority support repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, 69% in favor to 23% opposed, with 8% not sure. In light of the upcoming vote (or failure to vote) on repeal, today I'll examine more polling

03 Dec 2010

Pew Poll: Support for Same-Sex Marriage Reaches New Milestone.

Yesterday, Back in October Pew Research announced that for the first time in 15 years of polling, fewer than half of those surveyed oppose same-sex marriage. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally? While a plurality still say they oppose same-sex

02 Dec 2010

The Other DADT News: Witt ‘Likely’ To Rejoin Her Unit Soon!

Major Witt, of Witt v Department of the Air Force fame, is “likely” to rejoin her unit in January or even earlier. Witt won her case for reinstatement in September but was blocked from rejoining the Air Force until the government decided whether to appeal.  Last week, the government finally

22 Nov 2010

DADT and Major Witt: The Third Act is About to Begin.

DADT and Major Witt:  The Third Act is About to Begin. Tomorrow the Obama Administration and its Department of Justice must decide yet again whether to appeal a Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell court case they have lost. The sixty-day period the government had to appeal

21 Nov 2010

DADT repeal is NOT more popular than Obama!

No, the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is not more popular than Obama, Michelle.  But it is just as popular as Clinton, Hillary. Nothing is more popular than passing the START treaty, which makes it, apparently, a prime Republican target. And while marriage equality is more popular than Sarah

30 Oct 2010

Gays Are Not Healthy for You and Other Living Things

It used to be that war was not healthy for children and other living things.   But In the post-modern world, with drone attacks and a volunteer military, society has transcended this issue, finding a new and deeper problem. Yup, nowdays the problem is gays, lesbians and same-sex marriage.  Multiple

25 Oct 2010

Log Cabin Republicans to DoD: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

Today was the day the Ninth Circuit had requested that the plaintiffs in Log Cabin Republicans vs. United States of America (the case that declared Don't Ask, Don't Tell unconstitutional) submit their brief.  It was to explain why a stay (that is, a temporary suspension) of Judge Phillips' injunction ordering

16 Oct 2010

The Military In Crisis: Day IV.

Today is Day Four in one of the most dangerous crises the United States has ever faced.  For four days, due to the unprecedented actions of an activist judge, the United States Military has been unable to discharge its gay and lesbian service members creating, in the words of a