LGBTQ Rights

Senate Vote on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Blocked

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A minority of senators succeeded today in blocking consideration of legislation that would repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell.” “The Senate’s vote blocking the repeal of this discriminatory policy is an insult to our gay and lesbian veterans and service members, and a loss for our country,” said Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership … Read More

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U.S. District Judge Issues Injunction on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips of California ordered the Department of Defense to suspend all investigations and discharges of lesbian and gay troops in the military under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy.The injunction comes one month after Phillips’ ruling in the case Log Cabin Republicans v the United States of America, in … Read More

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Opponents Block Senate Votes on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal and DREAM Act

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Yesterday, the Senate failed to garner enough votes to begin debating the Department of Defense authorization bill, making it less likely that the “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal and the DREAM Act, which were both added to the bill as amendments, will become law this year.“Opponents to repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ did not have … Read More

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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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