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Pentagon Releases Troop Survey on DADT Policy Change PDF Print E-mail
Jul 08, 2010 at 06:14 PM

Servicemembers United, the nation's largest organization of gay and lesbian troops and veterans, issued a statement today regarding the Pentagon’s release of a survey of 400,000 troops on the impending repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law.

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Governor Lingle Vetoes Civil Unions Bill PDF Print E-mail
Jul 06, 2010 at 08:20 PM

Today, a coalition of leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations in Hawaii denounced Governor Linda Lingle for vetoing HB 444, Hawaii’s Civil Union legislation.  The bill provides that equal rights and responsibilities of married couples in Hawaii be afforded to thousands of non-married couples in the state – including same-sex couples.  Coalition members include Equality Hawaii, the GLBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, the Human Rights Campaign, PFLAG-Oahu and Pride Alliance Hawaii.

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Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle To Possibly Veto Civil Unions Bill PDF Print E-mail
Jun 21, 2010 at 08:05 PM

Equality Hawaii, the state’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, and the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, today announced disappointment in Governor Linda Lingle’s decision to place HB 444, Hawaii’s Civil Unions legislation, on the list of potential vetoes.

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GetEQUAL, Missouri Advocates Launch National Campaign Demanding Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO) Apologize for Homophobic “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Remarks PDF Print E-mail
Jun 14, 2010 at 10:47 AM

Today, GetEQUAL -- a direct action lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization -- and local Missouri LGBT rights organizations announced the launch of a national campaign demanding Representative Ike Skelton (D-MO) apologize for the homophobic remarks he made last week when speaking about the military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law and immediately stop his effort to undercut the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

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Pentagon: Investigations and Discharges Under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Will Continue PDF Print E-mail
Jun 09, 2010 at 10:58 AM

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), a national, legal services and policy organization dedicated to ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT), responded today after a Pentagon spokesperson confirmed to the Denver Post that investigations and discharges of gay and lesbian service members will continue.  Cynthia Smith, a Pentagon spokesperson, said: "The law is still in effect, and if someone were to out themselves, we would have to begin the discharge process."

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The Path Forward on the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” PDF Print E-mail
Jun 02, 2010 at 09:45 AM

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), a national, legal services and policy organization dedicated to ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT), released a guide today on the path to repeal.

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Senator Ben Nelson Announces Support for DADT Repeal Amendment PDF Print E-mail
May 26, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Servicemembers United, the nation's largest organization of gay and lesbian troops and veterans, proudly applauded the announcement today by  Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) that he would support the amendment to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law being offered this week by Senator Joeseph Lieberman (I-CT) in the Senate Armed Services Committee markup of the National Defense Authorization Act.

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Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2010 Introduced in U.S. Senate PDF Print E-mail
May 20, 2010 at 11:56 AM

The Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization – today applauded the Senate introduction of the Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2010 (SNDA), which would prohibit discrimination against any public school student on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, SNDA prevents discrimination against students because of the actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity of a person with whom that student associates or has associated. SNDA was introduced by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and has 22 co-sponsors. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced a nearly identical version of the Student Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 4530) in January 2010.

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