Postedon Dec 27, 2010 at 10:00 am
Without repeal of the Defense of Marriage act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman under federal law, or the passage of the Domestic Partners and Obligations Act, which extends benefits to partners of gay federal employees, the spouses of gay and lesbian troops are ineligible for military benefits.
Postedon Dec 23, 2010 at 09:30 am
Just hours after he repealed the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays serving openly in the military, President Obama acknowledged the discrepancy in his position on supporting gays in the military, while opposing marriages of same-sex couples, and conceded his "feelings are constantly evolving."
Postedon Dec 22, 2010 at 11:00 am
In and exclusive oval office interview with "The Advocate," President Obama says the Pentagon is "prepared to implement" repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and it will take months not years.
He also says he's “wrestling” with the issue of marriage equality.
Postedon Dec 21, 2010 at 03:45 pm
Minutes after the Senate voted to allow gays to serve openly in the military, Mary Lou Paquette said she felt a weight had been lifted.
Sean Eldridge, the political director of the national Freedom to Marry campaign, likened the ban on serving openly to laws that prohibit marriage for same-sex couples and called military discrimination "one of the cruelest inequalities inflicted on gay Americans by their own government" in a statement released in support of the bill's passage.
Postedon Dec 21, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Lawyer Karen Golinski has spent the past 19 years working for a federal appeals court based in San Francisco.
So finding herself seated in court Friday as the plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking health insurance coverage for her same-sex partner was disturbing and strange, she said.
Postedon Dec 16, 2010 at 10:30 am
Rahm Emanuel is an American politician and former White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama.
On December 10, 2010, Mr. Emanuel gave an interview in which he expressed his support for the repeal of DADT, the repeal of DOMA and the passage of ENDA.
Postedon Dec 10, 2010 at 11:30 am
The Baltimore Sun Editorial Board: "...the path toward legalizing the freedom to marry here looks clearer than ever — not because of any extraordinary event, or landmark court case, or massive protest march, but because one by one, Marylanders have grown comfortable with the idea that homosexuality is no reason to deny someone’s fundamental rights.
Postedon Nov 29, 2010 at 09:30 am
Surveys repeatedly find that young adults, far more so than their elders, support the rights of gays to marry and serve openly in the military.
A Gallup poll earlier this year showed, for the first time, a majority of Americans saying same-sex relations were morally acceptable.
Postedon Nov 19, 2010 at 03:30 pm
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: “Basic human rights—such as your ability to choose your own support system in a time of need—must not be checked at the door of America’s hospitals. Today’s rules help give ‘full and equal’ rights to all of us to choose whom we want by our bedside when we are sick, and override any objection by a hospital or staffer who may disagree with us for any non-clinical reason.”