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Anti-gay legislation supporters squirm while allies speak out in Arizona

Last week, I said to homophobes passing anti-gay legislation, “Bring it on.” In the long run, the decision that will find these laws unconstitutional will also ensure rights beyond any these narrow-minded legislators ever thought to take away.

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Starvoice • 12.02.11

By Jack Fertig CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY Ann Coulter turns 50 on Thursday. The political commentator/author has never been a friend to the gay community, but her association with Taylor Garrett of A-List: Dallas resulted in alleged hate crimes against Garrett. Coulter still stirs … Continue reading

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WATCH: Hope for the future as young Republican testifies against gay marriage ban in Minnesota

Madeline Koch Many of us in the LGBT community — perhaps most of us — are dead set in our belief that trying to make progress on LGBT rights within the Republican Party is a waste of time. And we … Continue reading

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John McCain doesn’t want whoever manages Sarah Palin’s Twitter account to think he’s gay

Sen. John McCain Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, the leading opponent of the repeal of “don’t ask don’t tell,” now says he will do everything he can to make it work. The Hill reports: McCain signaled that he had made … Continue reading

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DADT is dead. But opposition lives on

Marshal vows legislation to keep gays out of Virginia’s National Guard; Graham threatens to block START treaty ratification in revenge over repeal of DADT Hardy Haberman Flagging Left I was wrong. I was very skeptical of the chances of getting “don’t … Continue reading

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Military leaders urge Senate committee to pass DADT repeal

Most Republicans on Armed Services Committee appear resistant to passing DOD authorization that includes repeal of anti-gay ban in place since 1993 Lisa Keen  |  lisakeen@mac.com Sen. John McClain and Sen. Susan Collins The Pentagon’s top four leaders stood their … Continue reading

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Military leaders stand firm during 1st day of Senate hearings on ‘don’t ask don’t tell’

LISA KEEN  |  Keen News Service The Pentagon’s top four leaders stood their ground Thursday, Dec. 2 during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Defense Department’s report concerning “don’t ask don’t tell.” But there was considerable pushback from … Continue reading

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Pentagon study on repeal of ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ to be released at 1 p.m. Dallas time

Sen. John Cornyn A Pentagon study on the impacts of repealing “don’t ask don’t tell” will be released at 1 p.m. today Dallas time, according to a press advisory from the Department of Defense: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates … Continue reading

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Pentagon study, Senate hearings on DADT coming this week

Lisa Keen  | Keen News Service The Pentagon’s study on how to best implement the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” will be released Tuesday, Nov. 30, and the Senate Armed Services Committee announced this week it will hold two … Continue reading

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All we want for Christmas is DADT repeal

Just wanted to pass along a significant update to our story on DADT repeal that appears in this week’s Dallas Voice: Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., said Thursday that he believes supporters of repeal have the 60 votes needed to overcome … Continue reading

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