Senate Committee and House Pass DADT Repeal Amendments

The Senate Armed Services Committee and the full House have passed amendments to a defense authorization bill that may eventually lead to the end of the military’s policy of discharging gay and lesbian servicemembers under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

The Senate Armed Services Committee passed the amendment on Thursday, May 27, by a 16-12 vote and the House passed a similar amendment (234-194) just hours later.

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Congratulations to Stonewall's Four Freedoms Winnersf reedoms

The Sacramento Stonewall Democrats paid tribute to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's famous Four Freedoms Speech by awarding deserving individuals who embody the spirit of the Four Freedoms.

The Awards were presented on Wednesday, May 26th at the Radisson Hotel.

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Prop. 8 Attorney Looks to Case ResolutionDasvid Boies

By Sarah Blazucki, PGN Editor, © Philadelphia Gay News 2010

In early may, the judge in the Proposition 8 trial, Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, announced closing arguments would begin on June 16.

In the case, two same-sex couples are suing to overturn the ballot initiative that amended the California state constitution to ban gay marriage after the legislature had granted it in 2008.

Read more: Prop. 8 Attorney Looks to Case Resolution


Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Encouraged to Talk About HIV/AIDSSaving Face

Blogged by Dr. Howard Koh on May 18, 2010

"Saving face can't make you safe. Talk about HIV" is the theme for tomorrow's sixth annual observance of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

I am an Asian American who has seen the stigma and silence around HIV in my community, so this theme and the day itself have particular meaning for me.

Read more: AAPIs Encouraged to Talk About HIV/AIDS


8-Year Old Boy Kicked Out of Catholic School Because He Has Lesbian Moms

By Dan Aiello, May, 17, 2010

An 8-year old Catholic boy became the latest casualty in his church's war against same-sex marriage when the third-grader was kicked out of his Massachusetts elementary school after administrators learned his parents are lesbians.

Administrators of St. Paul Elementary, a private Roman Diocese Catholic school in Hingham, Massachusetts, withdrew the student's admission this week after they learned the boy's parents are lesbians.

Read more: 8-Year Old Boy Kicked Out


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