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Civil Rights

Gay Marriage: One Of The Most Important Discussions You Can See Right Now

by David Badash ● 1:28 PM February 23, 2012
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Chris Christie’s anti-gay marriage positions were rebuffed by columnist Jonathan Capehart in this “Morning Joe” discussion that put Obama in the hot seat. It’s time.

Clinton Fein

The Irrepressible Frank Kameny (In the words of Randy Shilts)

by Clinton Fein ● 3:45 PM October 16, 2011
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On October 12 Frank Kameny, 86, died. It cannot be overstated what an incredibly brave man he was, and how much the gay rights movement rests on his shoulders.

Civil Rights

DADT: Gay 88-Year Old WWII Vet Speaks On Repeal Of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

by David Badash ● 1:28 PM September 20, 2011
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Jack Strouss, a gay 88-year old WW II veteran speaking at a ceremony marking repeal of DADT says his fellow soldiers all knew he was gay, and had no problem with it.

Civil Rights

Breaking: Gates Issues Order To Speed Up Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal

by David Badash ● 5:27 PM January 6, 2011
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Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has issued an order to speed up the training and processes that will lead to the actual repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military policy banning openly gay and lesbian service members. Stars and Stripes, the military’s newspaper, moments ago reported “Gates has instructed the Defense Department to accelerate [...]