LGBTQ Rights

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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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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