Tag Archive for Military

Senator Newman’s SB 455 Signed by Governor Brown

    (SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) has had another measure signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. Senate Bill (SB) 455 will allow military families moving to California to register their children in any California school district in advance of their Permanent Change of Station order.     “The families of military…

Dr. Hans Keirstead’s Statement on President Trump’s Ban on Transgender People in the Military

LAGUNA BEACH – Today, Dr. Hans Keirstead had the following response to President Trump’s announcement that he is banning transgender people from joining the military.    “Anyone who wants to step up to protect our country by joining the military is a patriot who should be allowed to serve, period,” said Dr. Hans Keirstead.  “Thousands of…

Rep. Correa joins Colleagues to Support Transgender Service Members

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congressman Correa joined his Democrat colleagues in support of the thousands transgendered servicemembers currently serving in the military. Rep. Correa stated, “Discrimination in any form is wrong. This attack on transgender soldiers is nothing more than discrimination. An estimated 150,000 transgender Americans have served our country bravely. This change betrays their…

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Southern California has struck down the military’s ban on gays and lesbians serving in the military and rendered the nation’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy unconstitutional. From the story in the Washington Post: U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips of Riverside on Thursday granted a request for an injunction halting the government’s “don’t…

Why Can’t we learn from our Armed Forces?

I had the good fortune to spend this past week-end at Camp Pendelton. Camp Pendelton, home of the 1st Marines, is a wonderful institution that is a City onto itself. It has a lot of history to it as it seeks to respect that history while having an eye on the future. This hit me as I checked out the Museum on the base featuring some of the Tanks and other vehicles going as far back as World War II.