Tag Archive for LGBT Civil Rights

Loretta: “Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Now.”

“I wish we could just get this done and move on as many other militaries have,” Sanchez, D-Santa Ana, said at an Armed Services subcommittee meeting Wednesday afternoon. Sanchez said the U.S. should follow the lead of at least 20 countries in reworking its policy on allowing gays and Lesbians to serve openly. Canada, Great Britain, Australia and Israel are among those 20 nations.

Major Setback to Effort to Repeal California’s Prop 8 in 2010

The effort to take the marriage equality battle back to the California ballot in 2010 experienced a major setback Monday when the Courage Campaign announced it was calling for more research and time to change hearts and minds before returning to the ballot to restore marriage for gay and lesbian couples in California. Courage Campaign had…

Latest Projections for Maine Question #1

From Nate Silver over at FiveThirtyEight.com we have his latest analysis of the anti-Gay Marriage measure on the ballot in Maine, Question #1. Maine — Question 1 — “Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages?” . The…

Retaliation Alleged Over “Rent” Flap at CDM High

Well, that didn’t take too long now did it? The Orange County Register on Wednesday published a follow-up report on the aftermath of the failed attempt earlier this year to cancel at the last minute the production of the play “Rent” at Corona del Mar High School. Instructor claims retaliation after ‘Rent’ lawsuit settlement NEWPORT BEACH – A…

What Obama Actually Said Saturday Night

The short version: Nothing new. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy See the speech here at C-Span The speech was a real Obama barn burner. It hit all the right notes. It was a classic campaign speech. But he’s in office now and that changes what people expect to…

What Obama May Say Saturday Night

Tomorrow, Saturday, President Obama is planning to speak at the Human Rights Campaign BFD annual dinner/fundraiser. It’s a good sign. Many in the LGBT community are unhappy with his self-proclaimed fierce advocacy on their behalf. One wonders what he might say to the assembled crowd. Well the rumors are forming some substance. Granted, I’m getting…