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Boy Scouts will lead NYC Pride march

Boy Scouts will lead NYC Pride march

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New BSA president is former Secretary of Defense who helped end DADT

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will be the new president of the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board, BSA announced Wednesday.

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TOP 10: Gays began serving openly in U.S. military

No 1: Legislation to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” passed Congress last year and was signed by President Barack Obama on Dec. 22, 2010. But 2011 was the year of implementation. While other countries that changed policies about gays and … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing: Gates may certify DADT repeal this month; GOP debate touches on LGBT issues

Defense Secretary Robert Gates Your weekday morning blend from Instant Tea: 1. Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the Associated Press he may certify the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” before stepping down at the end of this month, which … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing: Chick-fil-A downplays anti-gay sponsorship; Gates on DADT repeal; Lady Gaga

1. Chick-fil-A is attempting to downplay its sponsorship of two upcoming events hosted by the anti-gay Pennsylvania Family Institute, releasing a statement Thursday on Facebook saying a “local operator” had simply agreed to provide greasy-ass food. In the meantime, however, … Continue reading

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Obama to sign bill that DOES NOT immediately repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ on Wednesday

SLDN provided this image from Saturday’s ‘NBC Nightly News’ to illustrate how media outlets are incorrectly reporting that DADT has been repealed. President Barack Obama will sign the bill that outlines a path for repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” in … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Hutchison to vote against DADT repeal because ‘FORMER leaders’ of military oppose it

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s office sent over the following statement this afternoon in response to our inquiry about her position on a standalone measure to repeal “don’t ask don’t tell.” “I will not support … Continue reading

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‘Mission Incomplete’ rally will call on Senate to remain in session until DADT is repealed

A bevvy of pro-repeal groups are teaming up for “Mission Incomplete,” a rally on Capitol Hill on Friday to call on the Senate to remain in session until it can consider the Defense Authorization bill, which includes an amendment that … Continue reading

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After Senate hearing, DADT repeal still up in air

Service chiefs all say they can implement end to ban on gays Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service The second and final day of the Senate hearing on repealing “don’t ask don’t tell” has adjourned, and the battle lines are … 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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