The Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights group, today praised Illinois’ House of Representatives for passing a civil unions bill by a 61-52 vote. The bill now moves to the state Senate.
The Pentagon’s Comprehensive Working Group studying how to implement repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has found few hurdles to implementation of open service by gays and lesbians, according to their report released today. The news provides tremendous momentum for upcoming Senate action on repeal, said the Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organisation.
Events of this week are continuing the momentum for Senate action on repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law in the lame duck session, said the Human Rights Campaign, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Servicemembers United, the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Third Way. Last evening’s reaffirmation of the Senate leadership and the White House’s commitment to end DADT, along with this morning’s Senate press conference, are encouraging signs.
According to Norwegian HK-Nytt's source Borders Bookstores in USA replaces homosexual employees with heterosexual employees. Borders Bookstore employees are forced to lie to their customers as well.
A majority of active-duty and reserve service members surveyed by the Defense Department would not object to serving and living alongside openly gay troops, according to multiple people familiar with the findings.
People with a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) Parent applauds the family of Carter Langbert of Fort Worth, Texas, who was denied his leadership position with his local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America due to their discriminatory policy against gays.
A gay activist has been discharged from the New York Army National Guard for breaking the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on homosexuality.
A former Air Force major is expected to testify at a federal trial that involves the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which prohibits gays from openly serving in the military.
Gay rights activists say a survey asking U.S. troops' views on ending the ban on homosexuals openly serving in the military is insulting and biased. Servicemembers United, the nation's largest group of gay and lesbian troops and veterans, told The Washington Post the survey includes "derogatory and insulting wording, assumptions and insinuations."
Remember that year long study that DoD was undertaking on the repeal of DADT? The study is now underway with the report due December 1st. But apparently Secretary of the Army John McHugh, one of those leading the march to repeal, has tripped…over his tongue.