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Marriage Equality Will Be Part Of DNC Platform

via Reid J. Epstein and Byron Tau, Politico Democrats are set to include a pro-gay marriage plank in their convention platform for the first time in history, party sources confirm to Politico. The language was approved unanimously by a 15-member platform draft committee, and now heads for approval by the full platform committee in August. … Continue reading

Reclaiming the Rhetoric of ‘Family’: Three Reasons Why Same-Sex Marriage Recognition in the Military Matters

via Katie Miller, The Huffington Post OutServe, the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel, issued a press release Thursday announcing the Our Families Matter campaign and a Capital Summit in May to address support for military partners and families. As of Sept. 20, 2011, the military may not be able to discharge gay servicemembers, … Continue reading

Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Seen As ‘Tipping Point’ In Gay Rights Movement

David Hall thought that he’d been careful, working diligently in his job as an Air Force sergeant, and staying quiet about his outside life, including his sexual orientation. Then, a female cadet went to his commander, with the revelation that Hall — who had been first in his ROTC pilot’s training class and long aspired … Continue reading

DADT Repeal Parties Sept. 20 For Gay And Lesbian Troops

The military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy will become history on Sept. 20, but for active-duty gays and lesbians planning to celebrate its demise, there are still plenty of do’s and don’ts to keep in mind. In a blog post Monday, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) released guidelines on the types of parties gays … Continue reading

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