13 Oct 2010

Judicial System: 6, Democrats 0.

It all seems so easy now.  Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Unconstitutional! The Defense of Marriage Act: Unconstitutional! Proposition 8: Unconstitutional! But six months ago the state of the push for equal rights looked very different. By law, no one could adopt a child in Florida if they were homosexual. Major

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03 Oct 2010

What’s Next for Major Witt?

   Judge Orders Witt To Be Reinstated screamed the headlines just a few days ago, after Judge Leighton handed down his decision in Witt v Air Force, which put the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy on trial.  We also learned that … she's eager to rejoin her unit and

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21 Sep 2010

Major Witt’s trial is over. Decision to be Announced Friday.

The trial by which Major Witt (of Witt Standard) fame, seeks her reinstatement into the Air Force is over.  And it's looking good.: A lawyer for a decorated flight nurse discharged for being gay urged a federal judge Tuesday to reinstate her to the Air Force Reserve, and the judge

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10 Sep 2010

Mr. President, Tear Down This Policy!

On June 12, 1987 President Reagan (yes, that President Reagan) stood at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and challenged General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Michhail Gorbachev, to …come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! And while

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09 Sep 2010

DADT DECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

LA Times   Quotes from the decision here A federal judge in Riverside declared the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional Thursday, saying the “don't ask, don't tell” policy violates the 1st Amendment rights of lesbians and gay men. U.S. District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips said

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29 Aug 2010

Ken Mehlman, Do Something Useful: Speak Truth to Power.

I'm not privy to what Ken Mehlman did or did not do secretly while working for the Republican Party and the White House.  Nor am I privy to his soul.  And I'm not privy to hearts of those he caused agony, suffering, depression and anxiety to, or to those were

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14 Aug 2010

Smackdown! “Proponents fail on all counts… Proponents’ Appeal Is Meritless”

On Thursday, August 12th, before Judge Walker had released his ruling, the Defendents** in Perry vs Schwartzenegger (the Proposition 8 trial demanding marriage equality) submitted their petition for a stay of the ruling.  Yes, you understood that correctly.  Before they knew what was in Judge Walker's ruling, they submitting a

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31 Jul 2010

27 Arrested at the White House for Protesting DADT!

No, not today.  17 Years ago yesterday, as commemorated by LGBT POV.  Police wearing gloves — to prevent them from catching AIDS — arrested 27 protesters, including David Mixner, an anti-war and gav-rights activist and founder of ANGLE, and Miriam Ben Shalom, the first openly gay or lesbian service member

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29 Jul 2010

ENDA: The Straight Dope.

Is ENDA Dead?  Missing In Action?  Or merely a Prisoner Of the Filibuster? Depending on whom you believe, it's any of the above, or all of the above. But one thing's for certain.  It's not moving. Here is as a status summary for ENDA (the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, barring discrimination

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16 Jul 2010

DADT on Trial: DoJ questions Admiral Mullen’s repeal tweet!

We've all heard about Joint Chief of Staff Admiral Mullen's testimony to Congress about DADT repeal being “The Right Thing to Do”.  Afterwards, on February 2nd, Admiral Mullen's twitter account had this tweet posted: Stand by what I said: Allowing homosexuals to serve openly is the right thing to do.

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