LGBTQ Rights

Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) Reintroduced in the 113th Congress

Thursday, April 25, 2013

With no federal law currently protecting  individuals from job discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity, civil rights advocates applauded today the reintroduction of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in Congress. Arguing that the “time has long since come to end this injustice for LGBT Americans and pass ENDA,” The Leadership … Read More

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Remembering the Legacy of LGBT Leader Frank Kameny

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Franklin E. Kameny, one of the nation’s most prominent gay rights leaders, died in his sleep yesterday, on National Coming Out Day. He was 86. Thirteen years before the landmark repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Kameny was fired from his position as an astronomer in the Army Map Service because he was gay. He … Read More

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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Officially Ends Today

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Today, the repeal of “don’t ask don’t tell” takes effect and gay and lesbian Americans can now serve openly in the United States military. President Obama signed a law repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) on December 22, 2010, but law specifies that the repeal would not take effect until all four joint chiefs of … Read More

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House Armed Services Committee Seeks to Block Progress in Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The recent repeal of ”don’t ask don’t tell” (DADT) encountered a potentially significant setback last night when  the House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Bill of Fiscal Year 2012 that would slow down the process of repeal. President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, along with more than 310 … Read More

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