An Executive Order to End “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Wouldn’t Have Caused Blowback

By: Monday January 28, 2013 10:04 am

In an interview with the New Republic President Obama claims ending Don’t Ask Don’t Tell via an executive order would have caused “huge blowback,” but this claim is highly dubious. So a great example of that is the work we did on “don’t ask, don’t tell.” There were advocates in the LGBT community who were [...]

A Pathetic Moment for Obama to Show Executive Restraint

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 8:32 am

President Obama has decided not to follow the example set by President Lyndon B. Johnson and will not use an executive order to ban discrimination. From the Huffington Post: The Obama administration on Wednesday decided not to move forward with an executive order prohibiting workplace discrimination among federal contractors that is a top priority for [...]

DADT: Change Shouldn’t Have Been This Hard

By: Wednesday December 22, 2010 11:24 am

It is with great joy that I note the Senate passage and today‚Äôs signing by President Obama of a bill that should lead to the eventual repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” The policy was pure discrimination, and has no place in a fair and equal society. But the events of the last few days [...]

DADT: A Political Disaster Entirely of Obama’s Making

By: Monday November 15, 2010 12:12 pm

With chances fading quickly that Congress will end the policy of “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” The Hill has concluded this will be a political disaster for Obama. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) may not be able to secure enough votes to pass the bill because of language repealing the ban on gays in the [...]

Health Care Reform Could Make Committed Gay Couples A Family

By: Thursday November 12, 2009 8:50 am

Igor Volsky at ThinkProgress focused on how the House’s health care reform bill should help the GLBT community. While health reform does not directly address many GLBT issues, it does try to fix many of the problems with our current system that do strongly disadvantage the community. For example, the House bill ends the unfair [...]

Gay and Lesbian Band Association to March in Inaugural Parade

By: Wednesday December 10, 2008 8:41 am

Today is National Day Without a Gay, in which LGBT and their allies will be out with the lavender flu. In support of that effort, I’ll be posting about the LGBT community to make this Gay News Day. Barack Obama’s Presidential Inaugural Committee has chosen the Lesbian and Gay Band Association, with members from across [...]

California Supreme Court Takes Up Prop 8

By: Wednesday November 19, 2008 2:28 pm

The California Supreme Court announced today that it will consider cases opposing Proposition 8 on the basis that it improperly revised the state constitution to eliminate marriage equality. The court also decline to stay enforcement of Prop 8.

Thousand March in Silver Lake Prop 8 Protest–Equal Rights, Good Manners Prevail

By: Sunday November 9, 2008 6:41 am

Over seven thousand protesters filled Sunset Junction, the heart of Silver Lake, still the center of hardcore, funky, old school gay Los Angeles–though the past decade’s influx of straights has raised the cry of "Get rid of the baby-daddies and bring back the leather daddies!" Saturday night Silver Lake was vitalized, vivified and electrified as [...]

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