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Happy Birthday Rahm

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Our community has been working hard to block a strategy that was making a difference.

“Historic Moves,” “Seismic Shifts,” and the Danger of a Policy that Won’t Come Dislodged.

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The National Black Justice Coalition [NBJC] and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, have called for an investigation into the death of U.S. Sailor August Provost. Provost, who completed three years of college before joining the Navy in March 2008 to help finance his education, was studying to become an architectural engineer. He was found murdered June 30, 2009 while on duty.

Will We Wait Until Another Gay Sailor is Murdered?

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Last week a 29-year-old gay sailor was found shot to death at Camp Pendleton. Will we wait for the next murder before we end the madness?

Thank You Congress

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Cross posted on June 22, 2009 at The Huffington Post. Finally, Washington is starting to wake up from its 15-year slumber concerning gays in the military.

Pentagon Can Implement Gay Ban Differently

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On the heels of yesterday’s announcement from Secretary Gates, my colleagues with expertise in military law are telling me that the Secretary of Defense does indeed have room to implement the gay ban differently.

U.S. Public: Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

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(This Guest Post Submitted By Gregory M. Herek.) What would be the political costs for the President and Congress of eliminating Don't Ask, Don't Tell?  read more »

Shalikashvili to Opponents of Open Gay Service: Please Get Your Facts Right

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General John Shalikashvili, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, published a Washington Post op-ed last week.

Stop-Loss: The Solution to Obama’s DADT Conundrum

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In asking the court U.S. Supreme Court not to hear the appeal of James Pietrangelo, an Army Captain who was fired under DADT, the White House put itself into a tricky position.

Blueprints Blog Attracts Top-Notch Writers

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The Palm Center is happy to expand the conversation in Blueprints: The Palm Center Blog by including the voices of several experts in our weekly rotation.

Census marks an opportunity for LGBT political win

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(This post submitted by Gary Gates) Counting same-sex spouses in the 2010 Census would mark a tangible first step for the Obama administration to acknowledge LGBT relationships.
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