June 2009 Blueprints in Brief

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Blueprints in Brief, June 2009

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NEW STUDY: OBAMA CAN HALT GAY DISCHARGES WITH EXECUTIVE ORDER

soldiers marching The report, How to End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': A Roadmap of Political, Legal, Regulatory, and Organizational Steps to Equal Treatment, shows that the president has the legal authority to end gay discharges with a single order. It was sponsored by the Palm Center and authored by a team of military law experts. (Read more.)


OTHER PALM CENTER NEWS

Andy LaneThe Palm Center welcomes Andrew Lane as its newest member of the Board of Directors. (Read more.) We are also honored to have several experts now writing for Blueprints: The Palm Center Blog (Read more.)

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CREATORS OF GAY BAN TELL AUTHOR IT WAS BASED ON NOTHING

UnfriendlyFireBookCoverUnfriendly Fire, the definitive history of "don't ask, don't tell" released in March, shows how military officials exaggerated the threat to unit cohesion and ignored research and data when developing the current policy on gay troops. (Read more.)

COMMUNITY UNIFIES AROUND EXECUTIVE ORDER IDEA

This month New York Times joined a growing chorus calling for executive action including Congressman Rush Holt, Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center CEO Lorri Jean, and Knights Out, the organization of West Point graduates co-founded by Dan Choi. (Read more.)

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