Tag Archives: Dave Gainer

Never say die: House Armed Services committee members try again to delay DADT repeal

You gotta give it to those right-wingers; they are some persistent folk. Rep. Buck McKeon, left, and Rep. Joe Wilson On Monday, Sept. 12, less than 10 days until the date set for repeal of the military’s anti-gay “don’t ask, … Continue reading

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Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison isn't saying whether she'll support DADT repeal, but we doubt it

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas We’ve received no response from Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s office to our weeks-old inquiry about whether she’ll support an amendment that would begin the process of repealing “don’t ask don’t tell.” But local activist … Continue reading

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Local gay veteran says Sen. Hutchison 'just might do the right thing' on DADT repeal

Yesterday I posted an item about an Action Alert that was issued by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, asking people to call their senators and urge them to support an amendment that would begin the process of repealing “don’t ask … Continue reading

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Open letter to several Texas Congressmen

Ret. Col. Stewart Bornhoft Dave Gainer forwarded the following letter to us from retired army colonel Stewart Bornhoft. He wrote that it was his hope that Texas representatives Joe Barton, Chet Edwards, Gene Green and Dr. “No” Burgess read the … Continue reading

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DADT votes possible within the hour

Shortly after 5 p.m. Dallas time, local SLDN board member Dave Gainer forwarded me this update from Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network: ALL, We are hearing repeal vote may come in SASC [Senate Armed Services … Continue reading

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Guy-Gainer in runoff; 2 of 3 Stonewall-endorsed candidates win DISD races

Three Dallas Independent School District races were decided Saturday without runoffs. Nancy Bingham won District 4; Lew Blackburn won District 5; and Eric Cowan won District 7. Stonewall Democrats endorsed Cowan and Blackburn. In the District 4 race Stoneawll endorsed … Continue reading

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SLDN board member Dave Gainer on Friday's DADT setback: 'Delay is not an action verb'

Dave Gainer, right, is shown in 2008 talking to a gay veteran who was discharged under DADT Dave Gainer is officially starting to implode. Gainer, a local board member for Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, told the Voice last week that … Continue reading

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If you want Obama to talk about DADT tomorrow night, leave him a message

Will he or won’t he? That’s the question. Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, indicated yesterday that he expected President Barack Obama to talk about repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” during his State of the Union … Continue reading

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