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  • LEAKED: U.S. defense officials deliberately skewed survey results to sway 'Don't Ask' repeal

    07/22/2011 11:54:46 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 07/22/2011 | Kathleen Gilbert
    According to an explosive document, investigators from the U.S. military’s top investigative office found evidence that a Pentagon survey pivotal to the [DADT] repeal was engineered months prior to its release, and was deliberately skewed in later media leaks, with the intention of swaying Congress towards repeal despite opposition from combat troops. An unredacted version of the April 2011 report by the Defense department’s Inspector General was leaked to the conservative Center for Military Readiness, and a slightly redacted version was confirmed as authentic by a Defense spokesperson to LifeSiteNews.com. The authors found that Jeh Johnson, a co-chair of the...
  • Panetta to OK end of military gay ban

    07/21/2011 5:46:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2011 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has decided to end the ban on gays serving openly in the armed services and certify that repealing the 17-year-old prohibition will not hurt the military's ability to fight, officials said Thursday. His decision, which was expected, comes two weeks after the chiefs of the military services told Panetta that ending the ban would not affect military readiness.
  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to certify that gays can serve openly in the armed services

    07/21/2011 3:40:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 99 replies
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to certify that gays can serve openly in the armed services
  • Obama to Back Repeal of Law Restricting Marriage

    07/19/2011 10:53:47 PM PDT · by Cronos · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 July 2011 | Helene Cooper
    President Obama will endorse a bill to repeal the law that limits the legal definition of marriage to a union between a man and a woman, the White House said Tuesday, taking another step in support of gay rights. Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, said Mr. Obama was taking the additional step away from the Defense of Marriage Act — which the administration said earlier this year it would no longer defend in court — in order to “uphold the principle that the federal government should not deny gay and lesbian couples the same rights and legal protections...
  • Feinstein Pushes Bill to Repeal DOMA, Ensure Federal Benefits to ‘Married’ Gays

    07/19/2011 8:19:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 19, 2011 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) has introduced a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act [2] (DOMA) and replace it with the Respect for Marriage Act [3], which would recognize “married” same-sex couples in the same way as married men and women and ensure those gay couples are eligible to receive federal benefits. Feinstein’s bill would not, however, require states without homosexual marriage laws to recognize those legally sanctioned in other states. “The bill [4]is simple,” Feinstein said at the National Press Club on Tuesday. “It would strike the Defense of Marriage Act from federal law and it...
  • Obama Praises Homosexual ‘Spouses’ in Gay Gathering at White House

    06/30/2011 7:23:49 AM PDT · by CNSNews · 24 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 6/30/11 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – At the urging of homosexuals gathered at the White House on Wednesday, President Barack Obama praised gay “spouses” in his speech marking lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender “Pride Month.” “We’ve got community leaders here. We've got grassroots organizers,” Obama told the gathering in the East Room of the White House. “We've got some incredible young people who are just doing great work all across the country -- folks who are standing up against discrimination, and for the rights of parents and children and partners and students.” At that point, someone in the audience shouted, “and spouses.” Obama concurred:...
  • President Obama to Reverse Course and Endorse Gay Marriage This Week?

    06/20/2011 11:54:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | June 20, 2011 | Stephanie Samuel
    Rumblings from his administration have some conservatives concerned that President Barack Obama may be planning to endorse same-sex marriage this week or next as a gesture honoring Gay Pride month. The president has two big meetings with gay constituents coming up – a $1,250-a-plate "Gala with the Gay Community" in Manhattan this week and a Gay Pride reception at the White House on June 29. Although he has already signed a proclamation this month, as Obama has done every year he has been in office, declaring June as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) month, many expect Obama to do...
  • No opt-out for opponents of gays in military: Gates

    06/05/2011 10:07:38 AM PDT · by PROCON · 100 replies
    reuters ^ | June 5, 2011 | David Alexander
    (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates bluntly told Marines on Sunday that they won't be able to opt out of their enlistment just because they disagree with a government decision to end a ban on gays serving openly in the military. Gates, who is on a tour of Afghanistan to bid farewell to the troops before stepping down at the end of the month, was quizzed by a Marine sergeant about the controversial policy during a question and answer session at a base in southwestern Helmand Province.
  • Obama again declares June 'Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month'

    05/31/2011 5:17:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 31, 2011 | Paul Conner
    President Barack Obama has proclaimed June 2011 “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.” Painting the LGBT experience as the “story about the struggle to realize that all people can live with dignity and fairness under the law,” Obama highlighted the steps his administration has taken for gay rights, including passing the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” legislation and giving the LGBT community more access to federal housing programs. Obama made the same proclamation in June 2010, picking up where President Bill Clinton left off in 2000, when he marked the month “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.” President...
  • Navy Authorizes Chaplains to Perform Same-Sex ‘Marriages’ in Naval Chapels

    05/09/2011 6:16:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 120 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/9/2011 | Pete Winn
    (CNSNews.com) – Anticipating the elimination of the military ban on homosexuality, the Office of the Chief of Navy Chaplains has decided that same-sex couples in the Navy will be able to get married in Navy chapels, and that Navy chaplains will be allowed to perform the ceremonies -- if homosexual marriage is legal in the state where the unions are to be performed.The advisory came in the form of an April 13 memo issued to all chaplains, in which the Chief of Navy Chaplains, Admiral Michael Tidd, said the Chaplain Corps was revising its Tier I training manuals, which had...
  • Obama admin first to host ‘transgender’ meeting at White House......

    05/06/2011 9:49:56 AM PDT · by TaraP · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 5th, 2011
    WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - This past Friday, the Obama Administration became the first administration ever to host a meeting at the White House focusing exclusively on the discussion of federal policy related to “transgender” issues. According to a report in the Washington Blade, the meeting, which was hosted by the Office of Public Engagement (OPE), was attended by transgender activists and White House officials from the White House Domestic Policy Council, the Office of Cabinet Affairs, the Office of Public Engagement, and the counsel’s office, among others. The president himself was not in attendance, however. “While transgender...
  • White House to hold anti-bullying conference

    03/01/2011 1:08:28 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 105 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 1, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will host a White House conference next week on preventing bullying. The White House says the March 10 conference will bring together students, parents and educators to discuss ways to end bullying and make schools safer for students.
  • Obama’s Unreasonable Abandonment of DOMA

    03/01/2011 1:50:11 PM PST · by fwdude · 26 replies
    President Obama has dropped the defense of marriage out of political convenience rather than reasonable opposition.
  • Jeremy Bernard: A historic choice for White House social secretary (openly gay)

    02/25/2011 10:41:27 AM PST · by STARWISE · 36 replies
    WasPost ^ | 2-25-11 | Jonathan Capehart
    The White House is set to make news and history this afternoon when it announces the new social secretary. Jeremy Bernard, currently the chief of staff to the U.S. ambassador to France, will become the third person to hold the job in the Obama administration. But he will be the first man and the first openly gay person to be the first family's and the executive mansion's chief event planner and host. *snip* Bernard and his then-partner Rufus Gifford were early supporters of Obama in California. And they raised a ton of money for him through their company, B&G Associates....
  • Gay Marriage Seems to Wane as Conservative Issue. GOP Contenders Silent on Obama and DOMA

    02/25/2011 10:44:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/25/2011 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    WASHINGTON — President Obama’s decision to abandon his legal support for the Defense of Marriage Act has generated only mild rebukes from the Republicans hoping to succeed him in 2012, evidence of a shifting political climate in which social issues are being crowded out by economic concerns. The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that after two years of defending the law — hailed by proponents in 1996 as an cornerstone in the protection of traditional values — the president and his attorney general have concluded it is unconstitutional. In the hours that followed, Sarah Palin’s Facebook site was silent. Mitt...
  • Obama Completes His Trifecta

    02/25/2011 5:46:51 AM PST · by livius · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2011 | Richard N. Weltz
    With a bold political announcement, President Barack Obama has completed the trifecta -- de facto coups which bring into his White House the powers and functions of the other two branches, as outlined in our Constitution. That document assigns the legislative function to Congress, but the Executive Branch blithely and routinely co-opts that power by run-arounds and choosing to enforce or not enforce duly passed laws of the Legislature. Notable examples in the scant couple of years The One has been in office include: refusal to enforce voting laws against intimidation at the polls in Chicago, efforts to use the...
  • O's marriage move: All about the votes

    02/25/2011 2:59:34 AM PST · by Scanian · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 24, 2011 | Michael A. Walsh
    And so another signature ini tiative of the Clinton admin istration goes down in flames at the hands of the Obama administration. First it was the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military. Now, it's the Defense of Marriage Act -- passed overwhelmingly by both houses of Congress and signed into law in 1996 -- which gave, in its Section 3, federal recognition to the exclusive, traditional nature of one-man, one-woman wedlock and told the states they didn't have to recognize other states' same-sex marriages. In a letter to Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric...
  • ADF statement in response to DOJ letter on Defense of Marriage Act

    02/24/2011 11:27:58 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 19 replies
    ADF ^ | 2/24/2011 | staff
    In response to a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice informing the speaker of the House that the DOJ and President Obama will no longer defend a key component of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the Alliance Defense Fund is issuing the following statement from ADF Senior Legal Counsel Austin R. Nimocks: “The American people have a right to expect their laws to be defended by the very people whose job it is to do so: their government officials. But the administration is making clear that they are simply not going to defend marriage.”
  • President Obama's risky rejection of the Defense of Marriage Act

    02/24/2011 9:58:05 AM PST · by Lmo56 · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/24/11 | Editorial Staff
    PRESIDENT OBAMA and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. declared on Wednesday that the Justice Department would no longer be an advocate for the indefensible - a law that relegates the nation's gay and lesbian citizens to second-class status. It was a decision as bold as it was risky ... The Justice Department is institutionally tasked with defending duly enacted congressional legislation. This does not mean that Justice Department officials must believe in the wisdom of the law or its policy implications, only that there are good-faith and reasonable arguments to be made in its defense. It is, in short,...
  • Obama Has Time for Gay Marriage but Not Terrorism

    02/24/2011 7:01:10 AM PST · by jazminerose · 12 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 2/24/11 | Joy Tiz
    The Obama administration has declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional which translates into: Obama needs a distraction. Now that he is campaigning full time, he’s got no interest in dealing with the crisis in Libya as Crazy Gadaffi prepares to blow up oil pipelines. Nor can he be bothered to comment on the brutal slaughter of four Americans by Somali savages who, apparently, we not persuaded by the administration’s efforts at “negotiations”. Get used to it, America. National security has never been a priority with this president. He won’t suddenly develop any concern for our well being now that...