LGBTQ Rights

Civil Rights Groups Say Court Decision Means Congress Should Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Friday, September 10, 2010

Civil rights organizations are urging Congress to move more quickly toward repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy in the wake of a federal judge’s ruling that the policy is unconstitutional.“We’re pleased by the judge’s decision, but this decision is likely to be appealed and will linger for years,” Aubrey Sarvis, an Army veteran and … Read More

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Obama Administration Announces National AIDS Strategy

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Today, the Obama administration announced a national strategy to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States. The goal of the strategy is to reduce the number of new infections in the United States by 25 percent over the next five years. It also seeks to ensure that anyone who does become infected, “regardless of age, … Read More

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Department of Labor Expands FMLA Coverage to Include Domestic Partners

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Department of Labor issued new regulations for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), expanding its coverage to include non-traditional families like same-sex partners who take care of their partner’s children and relatives who may care for a niece or nephew or cousin.Under the new rule, any person “who assumes the role of caring … Read More

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Congress Advances Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy

Friday, May 28, 2010

The United States is moving closer to repealing “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT), a policy that requires lesbian and gay servicemembers to conceal their sexual orientation or face expulsion from the military. On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 234-194 to allow the Department of Defense to repeal the policy after the completion of a … Read More

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Congress to Vote Soon on “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Repeal

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Congress is expected to vote soon on legislation to repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” a policy that requires LGBT servicemen and women to conceal their sexual orientation or face expulsion from the military. LGBT and veterans’ organizations have been pushing Congress to pass repeal legislation. Earlier this month, supporters of the repeal staged a rally … Read More

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