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Bigotry Watch

Gays In NFL Would Cause Grenade-Like Explosion’ And ‘Sexual Tension’ Says Fischer

by David Badash ● 2:16 PM March 4, 2013
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Bryan Fischer says the NFL won’t allow gay players in professional football because they would cause a “grenade-like explosion,” “sexual tension,” and affect “unit cohesion.”

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin Wants To See If Hagel’s Apology Is ‘Sincere And Sufficient’

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM January 8, 2013
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Newly sworn in Senator Tammy Baldwin wants to speak with former GOP Senator Chuck Hagel, whom President Obama yesterday nominated to be Secretary of Defense, “to see if his apology is sincere and sufficient.”

News

GetEQUAL To Obama: Hagel’s Anti-LGBT History Makes Him Unacceptable For Defense

by David Badash ● 11:46 AM January 4, 2013
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GetEQUAL, the LGBT civil rights organization that is widely credited for helping repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, today told President Obama they strongly oppose Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense.

News

Daniel Inouye, Most-Senior Senator, War Hero, LGBT Rights Supporter, Dies At 88

by David Badash ● 7:14 PM December 17, 2012
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U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, Democrat of Hawaii, a war hero, LGBT rights supporter, and America’s most-senior Senator, has died of respiratory complications, at the age of 88.

Don't Ask Don't Tell

Tony Perkins: DADT Repeal So Overwhelming Military Has No Time To Facilitate Voting?

by David Badash ● 4:44 PM October 9, 2012
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Tony Perkins suggests the military is being disenfranchised because top brass are too busy implementing the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

News

Top Anti-Gay Group’s Wild 2008 Pre-Election Fear Mongering Never Came True

by David Badash ● 7:30 AM October 9, 2012
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Focus On The Family during the 2008 election issued a 34-point “Letter from 2012″ that predicted how terrible America would become if Barack Obama were elected…

Bigotry Watch

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: New Study Reveals Number Of Soldiers Who Quit Over DADT

by David Badash ● 1:18 PM September 20, 2012
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A new study reveals the number of military service members who quit over the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, as this week marks its one-year anniversary.

News

Barney Frank Doubles Down, Defends Calling Gay GOP Group ‘Uncle Tom’

by David Badash ● 5:04 PM September 11, 2012
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Barney Frank has just released a lengthy, scathing statement defending comments in which he called gay GOP groups, especially the Log Cabin Republicans, “Uncle Tom.”

Democratic National Convention

DNC 2012 — Watch: Tammy Baldwin, First Openly Gay US Senate Candidate

by David Badash ● 7:02 PM September 6, 2012
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Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Democrat from Wisconsin, and running for the U.S. Senate, spoke at tonight’s DNC 2012 convention, pointing out Scott Walker’s attack on unions.

Don't Ask Don't Tell

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Has Caused ‘Two Or Three’ Chaplains To Quit

by David Badash ● 2:06 PM July 5, 2012
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The repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) has caused all of “perhaps two or three” active military chaplains to quit the military and “virtually no serious problems.”

Bigotry Watch

Donnelly: Military Will Kick Out Anti-Gay Soldiers For Being Anti-Gay

by David Badash ● 11:05 AM June 20, 2012
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CMR President Elaine Donnelly is claiming the U.S. military has a “zero tolerance” policy and will kick out military personnel who are anti-gay for being anti-gay.

Civil Rights

Watch: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Records Historic Pride Message

by David Badash ● 10:15 AM June 15, 2012
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Leon Panetta just became the first U.S. Secretary of Defense to celebrate gay pride month. In this video, Panetta says, “Diversity is one of our greatest strengths.”

Discrimination

GOP Congressman: ENDA Part Of Obama’s ‘Ongoing War On Religion’

by David Badash ● 6:11 PM June 12, 2012
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GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert says ENDA is part of President Obama’s ongoing war on religion, and falsely claims that ENDA would force Christian schools to hire gays.

Don't Ask Don't Tell

On Our Radar – The Legacy Of A Gay Soldier

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:37 AM May 27, 2012
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This Memorial Day weekend we remember CPL Andrew Wilfahrt, killed February 27, 2011, the first gay soldier to fall in battle after Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed.