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Senate to Vote on DREAM Act and ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ Repeal

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sen. Harry Reid, D. Nev., has scheduled votes on the DREAM Act, which would provide undocumented immigrant youth whose parents brought them to the U.S. with a path to citizenship if they pursue higher education or serve in the military, and a bill to repeal “don’t ask don’t tell,” the current law requiring lesbian and … Read More

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Government Officials Contribute to Online Video Campaign for LGBT Youth

Friday, December 10, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D. Calif., Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Tom Perez, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius have recently contributed short online videos to the “It Gets Better Project,” offering their unique words of support to LGBT youth. The video project was started by columnist … Read More

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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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