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  • Archie Comics’ First Gay Wedding

    09/14/2011 11:29:32 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Beelding Cool ^ | September 14, 2011 | Rich Johnston
    Can you believe such a comic book could have existed from Archie Comics just a few years ago? In Life With Archie #16, which looks at the world of a twenty-somthing Archie cast has recently created gay character Kevin Keller returning from war to get married to his partner in Riverdale. And everyone turns up to the ceremony… just as Archie is separating from his wife, Veronica. Is this proof that gay marriage does destroy traditional marriage after all? Written by Paul Kupperburg, drawn by Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Bob Smith with a cover from Batman’s...
  • Gates Issues Terms for ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Review

    03/02/2010 4:24:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 284+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 2, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today released the guidelines and parameters of a Defense Department review of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law in preparation for its potential repeal. The 10-month review should include input from service chiefs and all levels of the force and their families, Gates said in a memo to Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander of U.S. Army Europe, who was chosen to head the effort along with Jeh Johnson, the Pentagon’s top lawyer. Gates established the review Feb. 2, saying it would be critical to ensuring a smooth transition...
  • Obama says will end 'don't ask, don't tell' policy

    10/10/2009 6:10:58 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 104 replies · 5,725+ views
    ap ^ | 10.10.09 | CHRISTINE SIMMONS
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama pledged to end the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military in a speech Saturday, but acknowledged to a cheering crowd that the policy changes he promised on the campaign trail are not coming as quickly as they expected. "I will end 'don't ask-don't tell,'" Obama said at the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay civil rights advocacy group. He did not give a timetable for the repeal of the law passed by Congress in 1993 and signed by President Bill Clinton, who also promised to repeal the ban on homosexuals...
  • Obama pushes gay rights, but not without criticism from activists

    10/10/2009 12:57:21 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 13 replies · 715+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 10, 1009 | Brad Knickerbocker
    In last year’s presidential election, Barack Obama won 70 percent of the gay vote, John McCain just 27 percent. Does that kind of clearly dominant constituency — one that’s more politically-attuned than the rest of the electorate — come with any political obligation regarding gay rights? You bet it does, and this weekend Obama is acknowledging the debt. On the eve of Sunday’s National Equality March, expected to draw thousands to Washington, he’s addressing the Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights group. ...Marriage and the US military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gay men and women in uniform...
  • Your Ad Here: Web Surprise Hits ’08 Race [campaigns risk losing the thing they crave most: control]

    11/07/2007 2:32:44 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 4 replies · 214+ views
    NY TImes ^ | November 7, 2007 | JIM RUTENBERG
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 — Visitors to can sign up to find the perfect dating partner, advice on sex and how-to articles on same-sex marriage and parenting. Over the course of at least two days in August, they may well also have seen banner advertisements about the Republican presidential candidacy of Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, according to an analysis of campaign Web advertising provided by the Nielsen Online, AdRelevance, monitoring service. At least 32,000 times over those two days, users clicking on the site got a Romney ad like one saying “Mitt Romney for President — Join Team...