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2010-12-15 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion remains strongly opposed to a renewed and intensified Congressional effort to hastily repeal the Pentagon's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law during Congress's rapidly expiring lame duck session. The House is expecting to begin debate today on a stand-alone repeal of the military's ban on gay service members revealing their orientation. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) and Rep. Patrick Murphy (PA) have been working on the...

2010-12-09 18:27:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement tonight after a vote to advance the Defense Authorization bill, which repeals the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, failed in the Senate. "The failure of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, as part of the Defense Authorization bill, on a procedural vote in the Senate is a serious disappointment to the many who have worked so hard to close the door on a fundamental...

2010-12-01 11:24:00

**Media Advisory** WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following update was released today by Family Research Council: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) WHAT: A news conference of organizational leaders and military experts in support of the current law on homosexuality in the military, commonly referred to as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The news conference can also be watched live online at http://frc.org/dadtpress. The speakers will discuss...

2010-11-30 16:20:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on a report issued by the Department of Defense about the impact of repealing the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy: "This report from the Defense Department reaches the same conclusions that a majority of men and women in uniform and a majority of Americans have reached: repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' makes for good public policy. By doing so, we will honor the...

2010-11-30 15:19:00

No Level of Risk Should be Acceptable Merely to Advance a Liberal Social Agenda says FRC WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) today renewed its criticism of the process which led to the release today of a report by the Pentagon's Comprehensive Review Working Group (CRWG) on the issue of open homosexuality in the military. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Following President Obama's call in his State of the Union...

2010-11-18 13:02:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), who co-sponsored and voted in the House of Representatives this year to end the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy and to support the DREAM Act, releases the following statement in support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's intention to move both proposals ahead: "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is to be commended for his bold leadership in advancing both the repeal of the blatantly discriminatory 'Don't...

2010-11-16 07:37:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Top Obama Administration military adviser Admiral Mike Mullen will address federal managers next month in Washington, D.C., discussing the Iraq and Afghanistan wars; developments in China, Pakistan and Iran; news on the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy; and the plan to streamline defense budgets. The December 8 event, announced today by Government Executive Media Group, is free and currently open to government employees for online...

2010-11-12 14:55:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) commended the U.S. Supreme Court for its decision today allowing the military to continue enforcing the 1993 law against homosexuality in the armed forces (usually referred to as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips ruled on September 9 in Log Cabin...

2010-11-11 13:35:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) today called upon the Department of Defense (DOD) to publicly disavow and formally investigate leaks to the media regarding the content of a forthcoming report on the issue of homosexuals in the military. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Secretary of Defense Robert Gates formed a Comprehensive Review Working Group (CRWG)...

2010-11-08 16:14:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion has called on Congress, the president and the Pentagon to carefully consider the concerns voiced by the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps regarding the lifting of the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy on homosexuals. "The motto of the Marine Corps is 'Semper Fidelis,' which means 'always faithful,'" said National Commander Jimmie L. Foster, a Marine Corps veteran. "General James F. Amos, who was appointed...