Guest Blogger's blog

It's not over til the last gavel strikes: How to repeal DADT this session

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Guest Blogger Michelle Benecke// Yesterday's Senate vote was disgraceful and disheartening. Contrary to the claims of some, however, this fight is not over.  read more »

The Current State of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

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Guest blogger Elizabeth Hillman// The bullying of gay and lesbian youth has triggered new outrage lately because of tragic suicides. However, there's another group of Americans, many of whom live and work in California, who are being bullied: lesbian and gay service members.  read more »

What if no one's looking at you in the shower?

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Guest blogger: Nancy Goldstein/ It is with enormous joy that I observe the frenzy in the federal government and certain media venues over last week's federal court decision striking down the ban on gays serving openly in the military.  read more »

MIXED MESSAGES FROM JUSTICE KAGAN

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Much of the opposition to Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court came from her blistering criticism of "don't ask, don't tell." She has called the policy "a profound wrong, a moral injustice of the first order." As dean of Harvard Law School, she refused to directly sponsor military recruiters because they could not follow the same non-discrimination rules that applied to every other employer.  read more »

"We're here to defend democracy, not to practice it."

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 (This post submitted by Christian Leuprecht) Implicit in this claim is the proposition is an allegedly inherent contradiction: That mounting an effective defence of the democratic way of life and its fundamental values of freedom, equality, and justice requires undemocratic practices that skirt these values.

Maybe the Delay in Addressing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Wasn’t Such a Bad Idea After All

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(This post submitted by Diane Mazur) Like many others, I was frustrated to see President Obama stand by and do nothing to stop the steady stream of discharges under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Dan Choi Broke the Rule

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(This post submitted by Becky Kanis, Knights Out Chair) On March 19, Lieutenant Dan Choi came out as gay on The Rachel Maddow Show and violated the military regulation that identifies “homosexual admission” as an offense punishable by separation.

Law Students Discuss Potential for Change

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(This post submitted by Beth Hillman, J.D.) October 15th, 2009 in Cambridge, Mass., a “don’t ask/don’t tell” panel drew a standing-room-only crowd.

What do LGB people think about the military?

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New findings from the General Social Survey suggest that LGB and heterosexual people have differing views regarding financial support for the US military.

New Training Leaves Gay Soldiers Behind

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(This post submitted by Diane Mazur) A recent article in the New York Times described a new Army program that trains soldiers in “emotional resiliency.”
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