Legal News

Gay Voters Are Growing Impatient For Equality

Written by Richard Socarides Monday, 25 January 2010 07:14

As a candidate for president, Barack Obama told the country's leading gay rights group, the Human Rights Campaign, "America is ready to get rid of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. All that is required is leadership." Now he is about to decide whether he will make good on his promise to end what he called a "policy of discrimination."

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Poll: Majority Of Voters Don’t Believe DADT Is Helping The Military, Support Total Repeal Of The Ban

Written by Amanda Terkel Monday, 18 January 2010 07:00

RainbowZine, a service of Rainbow Law: news for the LGBT community., www.rainbowzine.comThe New York Times reported that the Pentagon is “stepping up internal discussions on how gay men and lesbians might be able to serve openly in the armed services” in anticipation that Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) will be repealed. A small group — put together by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen to prepare for congressional hearings — recently met on the issue:

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Is DADT Repeal Still On Track?

Written by Steve Benen Wednesday, 13 January 2010 06:15

RainbowZine, a service of Rainbow Law: news for the LGBT community., www.rainbowzine.comLegislation to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is still picking up co-sponsors -- in the House, 186 members have signed onto H.R. 1283 -- but as of November, proponents were working on an alternate approach. Just as expansion of hate-crime protections were included in last year's Defense spending bill, Dems launched a plan to pursue DADT repeal through the next Pentagon appropriations measure.

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"Exactly Why We Have Courts, Why We Have the Constitution and Why We Have the 14th Amendment"

Written by Richard Socarides Tuesday, 12 January 2010 06:53

RainbowZine, a service of Rainbow Law: news for the LGBT community., www.rainbowzine.comThe Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial, the battle for the right to marriage for anyone regardless of sexual orientation, is officially underway in California. The stakes could not be higher.

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Fenty to Sign Same-sex Marriage Bill at 'All Souls' Church

Written by News Channel 8 Friday, 18 December 2009 07:00

Today marks a historic milestone for same-sex couples in the District as Mayor Adrian Fenty is expected to sign a bill legalizing gay marriage in the Nation's capital for the first time in U.S. history. But not everyone is celebrating, opponents say they're planning to fight. 

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty will sign the legislation during a bill-signing ceremony at the All Souls Unitarian Church in Northwest, requiring D.C. to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m.

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