Amidst all the hoopla heading into Memorial Day weekend over the ‘repeal’ of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network very wisely posted a warning to all members of all service branches: nothing has changed. As a public service, I am re-posting SLDN’s warning here.
|By: Teddy Partridge Saturday May 29, 2010 3:37 pm|
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday May 27, 2010 5:41 pm|
The Senate Armed Services Committee, after a closed door session this evening, voted 16-12 for the Lieberman/Levin DADT ‘repeal’ that the full House will vote on tonight or Friday morning.
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday May 26, 2010 5:10 pm|
Most problematical is the third piece of the DADT “repeal” sham compromise — the first two are that the President, the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs must certify the military is ready for open service and the second is allowing the military to complete its study. But the third concession may cause the most problems.
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday May 26, 2010 7:15 am|
This sham DADT repeal might be in trouble given House Armed Services Chair Ike Skelton’s opposition. It can’t go through committee; it’ll need to be brought up on the House floor.
|By: Teddy Partridge Saturday May 22, 2010 7:00 pm|
At Friday night’s Equality California’s kickoff event for Harvey Milk Weekend at San Francisco’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center, to celebrate the eightieth birthday of the first LGBT American to have a state-commemorated day, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi assured the assembled A-list LGBT crowd: “I believe DADT will be a memory by Christmas.”