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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 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
    ( – 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
    ( – 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
    ( – 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 ( - 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 ^ | 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...
  • Obama to DOMA: Drop Dead (Hussein gives himself 5 Supreme Court Votes)

    02/23/2011 1:00:00 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 174 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 2/23/11 | Tim DICKinson
    In a bold, principled, and unexpected move, the administration — led by Obama himself — has determined that the gay-marriage banning Defense of Marriage Act "violates the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment" and will no longer defend it in court.
  • Breaking News: Obama action against DOMA coming

    02/23/2011 9:41:14 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 36 replies
    Washington Post Blog ^ | February 23, 2011 | Jonathan Capehart
    well-placed and trusted source tells me that, any minute now, Attorney General Eric Holder will issue a statement announcing that it will no longer defend so-called Defense of Marriage Act lawsuits in court. The source believes DOJ had come to the conclusion that heightened scrutiny would apply, and that these cases cannot be defended in court. A 530d letter has been sent to Congress informing it that, if it wants to defend the statute, it is free to do so. A case is pending now that has a filing deadline of March 11. This is huge, folks. By definitively stating...
  • Breaking News: Obama action against DOMA coming

    02/23/2011 9:39:31 AM PST · by Justaham · 148 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-23-11 | Jonathan Capehart
    A well-placed and trusted source tells me that, any minute now, Attorney General Eric Holder will issue a statement announcing that it will no longer defend so-called Defense of Marriage Act lawsuits in court. The source believes DOJ had come to the conclusion that heightened scrutiny would apply, and that these cases cannot be defended in court. A 530d letter has been sent to Congress informing it that, if it wants to defend the statute, it is free to do so. A case is pending now that has a filing deadline of March 11. This is huge, folks. By definitively...
  • Vice President Joe Biden says gay marriage is inevitable

    12/25/2010 10:36:15 AM PST · by FredJake · 62 replies · 23+ views ^ | 12/24/2010 | Joe Newby
    Appearing on Good Morning America Friday morning, Vice President Joe Biden said the nation's attitude on gay marriage is changing, and that "it’s inevitable there will be national consensus." He told George Stephanopolous the same thing is happening on the issue of gay marriage that happened with "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in the military. Recently, the President said in a press conference his position on the controversial issue is "evolving": The sentiment I expressed then is still where I am — which is, like a lot of people, I'm wrestling with this. My attitudes are evolving on this. I have...
  • Lieberman, Collins, and Reid will introduce a free standing bill today to repeal DADT.

    12/09/2010 2:05:37 PM PST · by Red Steel · 105 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 09, 2010 | Joe Lieberman
    "@SenatorCollins and I and others are introducing a free standing bill to repeal #DADT today."
  • 'Don't ask, don't tell' to be released day earlier than planned

    11/21/2010 11:18:34 PM PST · by onyx · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 22, 2010 1:13 AM | By Ed O'Keefe
    Signaling the growing seriousness of the Obama administration's commitment this year to ending the military's ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces, the Defense Department said Sunday that it will release a long-awaited report on the matter earlier than planned because senators are eager to vote on whether to repeal the policy. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has ordered the report to be released on Nov. 30, one day earlier than planned, "to support Congress's wish to consider repeal before they adjourn," Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Sunday. The Senate is slated to vote again on a defense...
  • Obama Has White House Meeting With Secret '08 Campaign 'Dirty Work' Blogger/Donor

    10/27/2010 10:16:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 67 replies
    Thursday, October 28, 2010 | Kristinn
    Barack Obama met at the White House Wednesday with five progressive bloggers for a group interview. One of the bloggers, Joe Sudbay, was a 2008 Obama presidential campaign donor and fundraiser who did secret "dirty work" for the Obama campaign. Also invited for the session was John Amato of Crooks & Liars, Oliver Willis of, Barbara Morrill of DailyKos, and Duncan Black (aka Atrios) of Eschaton.Photo by JAKE TAPPER, ABC NEWS (VIA AMERICABLOG and LGBTQ Nation);Bloggers (left to right) Joe Sudbay, Barbara Morrill, John Amato, Oliver Willis, and Duncan Black. Sudbay, of the homosexual-oriented Americablog, is recorded by the...
  • Obama Appoints Record Number of Gay Officials

    10/26/2010 4:45:42 AM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Yahoo News-Associated Press ^ | October 26, 2010 | SAM HANANEL
    Less than halfway through his first term, President Barack Obama has appointed more openly gay officials than any other president in history. Gay activists say the estimate of more than 150 appointments so far — from agency heads and commission members to policy officials and senior staffers — surpasses the previous high of about 140 reached during two full terms under President Bill Clinton. "From everything we hear from inside the administration, they wanted this to be part of their efforts at diversity," said Denis Dison, spokesman for the Presidential Appointments Project of the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute. The...
  • Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants

    10/19/2010 11:28:25 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 39 replies
    AP ^ | October 19, 2010 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon spokeswoman says recruiters have been told that they must accept gay applicants, following a federal court decision striking down the ban on gays serving openly in the military.</p>
  • Top Gay Blogger John Aravosis: Obama Campaign Asked Me to Do 'Dirty Work' in 2008, and I Did

    08/10/2010 8:11:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | Kristinn
    Leading gay blogger John Aravosis, writing today at his Americablog about White House spokesman Robert Gibbs attacking inside the beltway progressive critics of Barack Obama, like Aravosis, let slip that he performed surreptitious "dirty work" for Obama at the behest of his 2008 presidential campaign:Joe and I are upset with Obama, and we, for example, raised nearly $43,000 for the man, According to the White House, our money now doesn't count. Great, would they like to give it back? I for one, would love the $1000 back that I personally donated to the Obama campaign. Joe gave even more. I...
  • Military Homosexual Scandal Tied to WikiLeaks Treason

    08/01/2010 12:40:40 PM PDT · by unspun · 127 replies · 19+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | August 1, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    In the scandal involving the theft and release of classified military information that could cost the lives of U.S. military personnel, the British Telegraph newspaper is reporting that the American soldier at the center of the scandal was “openly homosexual” and apparently held a grudge against the U.S. because of the military’s anti-gay policy. In another bizarre twist, reliable reports suggest that Private First Class Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army Intelligence analyst accused of leaking the classified information to the website, was not only a homosexual but was considering a sex change. Manning was arrested at the end of...
  • Elena Kagan demanded sex-change operation benefit for Harvard students.

    07/01/2010 10:21:04 AM PDT · by yoe · 99 replies ^ | June 30, 2010 | Constituent letter
    <p>Breaking: Elena Kagan demanded sex-change operation benefit for Harvard students.</p> <p>Kagan's team forced Blue-Cross, Blue-Shield to pay for sex-change operations as a benefit for students as Dean of Harvard Law.</p> <p>Our breaking news report by Amy Contrada and Peter LaBarbera, just published this morning at, contains links to 2006 and 2008 articles from the Harvard Crimson newspaper, proving Elena Kagan teamed up with the Lambda "Trans-gender Task Force" as Harvard Law Dean overseeing the administrative team that forced Blue-Cross, Blue-Shield to provide sex-change operations as a paid benefit, including breast enhancement or breast-removal (but not yet genital mutilation) for students or faculty who suffer from "gender identity disorder." The partial sex-change operations must be fully covered by insurance premiums, as Kagan's administrators demanded they be funded as an "equal right."</p>
  • Obama administration makes blitz of statements to advance LGBT ‘agenda’

    06/24/2010 5:42:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 1+ views
    cna ^ | June 24, 2009
    President Obama speaks at the LGBT Pride Month reception in the East Room. Credit: White House. Washington D.C., Jun 24, 2010 / 03:07 am (CNA).- President Obama and leaders in his administration have made many statements to mark “LGBT Pride Month,” calling for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and the passage of anti-discrimination laws to advance the LGBT “agenda” in the U.S. and overseas. They characterized opponents as foes of progress.On Tuesday President Obama spoke at Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) Pride Month Reception in the East Room of the White House. He noted his...
  • Obama Expands His Pro-Homosexual Agenda by Regulation, ‘Interpretation’

    06/23/2010 5:02:48 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/23/2010 | Fred Lucas
    Washington ( – Without action by Congress, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced that his administration will issue regulations applying the Family and Medical Leave Act to homosexual couples and requiring most hospitals to allow homosexuals to visit their partners. One conservative group criticized the White House for handing out “political favors” to the homosexual lobby – and vastly expanding presidential power in the process. “Piece by anti-democratic piece, the White House is executing its plan for a vast expansion of presidential power,” the Family Research Council said. “What this administration has accomplished is nothing less than suspending the power...
  • Justice Department Honors Work of LGBT Employees (Mega barf alert)

    06/21/2010 1:05:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Main Justice ^ | June 21, 2010 | Ryan J. Reilly
    At an event in the Great Hall Monday honoring the contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is working “[live] up to its responsibility to provide a work environment where every employee is respected and given an equal opportunity to thrive.”Holder also pointed to the Obama administration’s accomplishments on LGBT issues including the new federal hate crimes law — the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act that the president signed into law in October — and the Justice Department’s recent decision that the Violence Against Women...
  • President Obama declares June "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month"

    06/01/2010 5:14:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies · 787+ views
    La Salette Journey Blog ^ | 6/1/2010 | Paul Melanson
    In his Farewell Address, which was given on September 19, 1796, George Washington said that, "Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked, Where is the...
  • White House, Congress reach deal on repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' (We're doomed!)

    05/25/2010 3:43:39 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 22 replies · 691+ views
    cnn ^ | 5/25/2010 | dana bash/Deirdre Walsh
    Congressional Democrats reached an agreement Monday with the White House and possibly the Pentagon on a key legislative step toward repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that bars openly gay soldiers from the military. In a letter to President Obama obtained by CNN, three congressional sponsors of legislation to repeal the policy outlined the proposed agreement that would set contingencies based on completion of a military review of the matter already under way and subsequent final approval from the president and military leaders. Specifically, the proposed agreement calls for repeal to become final only after completion of the military...
  • Is The Mainstream Media Prepared To Discuss The Kagan Lesbian Rumors?

    05/11/2010 2:56:45 PM PDT · by bt579 · 45 replies · 1,137+ views ^ | Michael Triplett
    With the White House announcement that Elena Kagan has been nominated to the Supreme Court, it won’t be long until the chattering classes again begin to discuss her (lack of a) personal life and the lesbian rumors. Perhaps more importantly, why should it matter whether Kagan is a lesbian or not? It was less than a month ago that the White House went ballistic over a conservative blogger at CBS passing along the story–allegedly picked up from gay and progressive blogs–that Kagan was a lesbian. The blog was pulled, the White House defended Kagan’s heterosexuality, and the rumor appeared to...
  • A Vote for Kagan Is a Vote for Gay Marriage [DOMA Undercut: Procreation No Basis For Marriage]

    05/10/2010 6:28:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 508+ views
    National Review ^ | May 10th 2010 | Maggie Gallagher
    A Vote for Kagan Is a Vote for Gay Marriage [Maggie Gallagher] A vote for Elena Kagan is a vote for “marriage equality,” which features in two key cases that will shortly be before the Supreme Court: Perry v. Schwarzenegger, which arises out of California’s Prop 8 but will apply to all 50 states, since it seeks to establish a federal constitutional right to gay marriage; and Gill et al. v. Office of Personnel Management, which seeks “only” to overturn the federal laws defining marriage as one man and one woman. There has been an effort to obfuscate Kagan’s position...
  • VIDEO: Pro-Gay Hecklers Repeatedly Interrupt Obama At DNC Fundraiser

    04/19/2010 6:59:12 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 24 replies · 1,106+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 19, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Obama said he agrees that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" needs to be repealed. "When you got an ally like Barbara Boxer and you've got an ally like me who are standing for the same thing, then you don't know exactly why you have to holler because we already hear you," President Obama said to the heckler
  • White House complains about CBS News blog post saying that possible Supreme Court nominee is gay

    04/16/2010 9:21:56 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 121 replies · 2,724+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | 16 apr 10 | Howard Kurtz
    <p>The White House ripped CBS News on Thursday for publishing an online column by a blogger who made assertions about the sexual orientation of Solicitor General Elena Kagan, widely viewed as a leading candidate for the Supreme Court.</p> <p>Ben Domenech, a former Bush administration aide and Republican Senate staffer, wrote that President Obama would "please" much of his base by picking the "first openly gay justice." An administration official, who asked not to be identified discussing personal matters, said Kagan is not a lesbian.</p>
  • Obama orders same-sex hospital visits

    04/15/2010 9:00:23 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 103 replies · 2,757+ views
    President Obama on Thursday signed a memorandum requiring hospitals to allow gays and lesbians to have non-family visitors and to grant their partners medical power of attorney. The president ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to prohibit discrimination in hospital visitation. The memo is scheduled to be made public Friday morning, according to an administration official and another source familiar with the White House decision. An official said the new rule will affect any hospital that receives Medicare or Medicaid funding.
  • Religious group calls Obama 'first gay president'

    03/31/2010 11:46:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 830+ views
    Religious group calls Obama 'first gay president' By Eric Zimmermann - 03/31/10 01:38 PM ET President Obama could be called the nation's "first gay president" due to his support for gay rights, an official for the conservative Family Research Council said yesterday. Some liberals called Bill Clinton the first "black president" due to his support for policies that would arguably support African Americans. Tom McClusky, a Senior Vice President of FRC, wrote on the organization's blog that Obama's support for the "homosxual agenda" should earn him a similar honorary title. (h/t Steve Benen.) "With that argument shouldn’t Barack Obama already...
  • Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Change

    03/05/2010 8:16:02 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 16 replies · 473+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 4, 2010 | Merrill A. McPeak
    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, favors repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the nickname for the policy regulating military service by homosexuals. “I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens,” he told the Senate last month. I was one of the service chiefs when the “don’t ask, don’t tell” compromise was reached in 1993. Until then, every person coming into the military was asked questions directed at establishing...
  • GOP dismisses military study on gays as biased

    03/04/2010 8:08:09 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 352+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | March 3, 2010 | By Anne Flaherty
    Some Republicans are dismissing a planned nine-month Pentagon study on gays in the military as biased because it assumes Congress will eventually repeal the 1993 law known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.” GOP lawmakers are likely to use the argument to try to chip away at the credibility of the assessment, which Defense Secretary Robert Gates envisions as the first comprehensive look at the policy in its 17-year lifetime. Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson and U.S. Army Forces Europe commander Gen. Carter Ham were expected to testify Wednesday before a House Armed Services subcommittee for the first time since being...
  • Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings Favorite Book for Teens Too Lewd for Seattle Times

    02/08/2010 9:57:05 AM PST · by ethical · 96 replies · 1,499+ views
    Parents and Teachers for Responsible Schools | February 7, 2010 | Linda Jordan
    Press Release February 7, 2010 Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings Favorite Book for Teens Too Lewd for Seattle Times Newspaper says they can’t print quotes from the book because they are a family newspaper. GLSEN founder Kevin Jennings has been “queering” public schools for years. Supposedly to help kids struggling with homosexual desires feel “safe”. But Jennings didn’t limit his target group to homosexual teens. He wanted to include what he calls “questioning youth”. GLSEN’s “ Try it. You just might like it.” Target group. One of the books Jennings wants placed in every middle & high school is “Two...
  • Gates to Hill: Pentagon to ease gay ban

    02/03/2010 5:06:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies · 400+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/3/2010 | Sara A. Carter
    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday outlined the Pentagon's plans on gays in the military, telling Congress he will scale back enforcement of the law that bans open homosexuality in the ranks and has launched a yearlong review of how to handle the ban's repeal, which the Obama administration will seek. The announcement prompted advocates for lifting the ban to complain that the review is unnecessary and too long. Mr. Gates said in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday that military policy will be reviewed and that gay troops will be treated "in a fairer manner," suggesting...
  • The Case Against Gays in the Military

    02/02/2010 11:27:40 PM PST · by Red Steel · 53 replies · 1,136+ views
    wsj ^ | FEBRUARY 2, 2010, 7:27 P.M. ET | MACKUBIN THOMAS OWENS
    As expected, President Obama pledged during his State of the Union address to "work with Congress and our military to finally repeal the law that denies gay -snip- The law codified regulations in effect before President Bill Clinton's inauguration, making the historical prohibition against military service for homosexuals a matter of statute. As Secretary of Defense Robert Gates observed in June of last year, "What we have is a law, not a policy or regulation. -snip- Favoritism and double standards are deadly to philia and its associated phenomena—cohesion, morale and discipline—are absolutely critical -snip- The presence of open homosexuals in...
  • McCain against changing policy on gays in military

    02/02/2010 1:09:04 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 21 replies · 380+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 2, 2010 | AP
    Sen. John McCain is bristling at the Pentagon's decision to launch a yearlong study into allowing gays to serve openly in uniform, saying he is "deeply disappointed" and calling the assessment "clearly biased" because it presumes the law should be changed. McCain, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, said the current policy is not ideal, but that it has been effective.
  • Tough fight set for gays in military--Obama wants ban repealed, but House and Senate not so sure

    02/01/2010 9:38:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 605+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 1, 2010 | Rowan Scarborough
    President Obama's pledge to lift the military's ban on openly gay service members this year seems at best headed for extremely close votes in the House and Senate, according to Congress watchers. The president's proposal needs 218 votes in the House. A bill to repeal the policy known as "don't ask, don't tell" has fewer than 190 co-sponsors. What's more, a number of Democrats representing conservative districts, led by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton of Missouri, are set to buck the president and vote against repeal. In the Senate, senators who support the ban could filibuster the 2011...