LGBTQ Rights

Study: Foreign Militaries Experience “No Negative Impact” with Swift Integration of Openly Gay Soldiers

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

UPDATE:  On March 3, Sen. Joe Lieberman, I. CT, introduced a bill to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell.” A new study released by the Palm Center, a research group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, finds that foreign militaries that have made the transition to allowing openly gay service members did so successfully by … Read More

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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy to Change by 2011

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, announced yesterday the creation of a working group within the Department of Defense that will evaluate how to implement a full repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the law that requires LGBT servicemen and women to keep their … Read More

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Report Finds Record Support for Pro-LGBT Legislation in 2009

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A report released this week by The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) found that there were as many pro-LGBT bills passed nationwide in 2009 as there were in 2007 and 2008 combined. The report, “Equality: From State to State in 2009,” is released annually and provides a comprehensive look at the record of all 50 state legislatures in … Read More

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Assistant Attorney General Perez Testifies on the Need for ENDA

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Enacting legislation that would prevent employers from discriminating against people on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is a top priority for the Obama administration, according to Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general, Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. “We cannot in good conscience stand by and watch unjustifiable discrimination against … Read More

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