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2010-02-24 15:43:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Jim Moran read a letter on the floor of the House of Representatives today from an active duty soldier in Afghanistan. Congressman Moran stated that the soldier had, "learned that a fellow soldier was also gay, only after he was killed by an IED in Iraq. The partner of the deceased soldier wrote the unit to say how much the victim had loved the military; how they were the only family he had ever known." The soldier...

2010-02-15 16:10:00

Advice to Military Study Group Emphasizes Decisive Leadership as Key SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scholarly experts on "don't ask, don't tell" are expressing heightened concern about the rationale for a new Pentagon study group on gays in the military. According to Dr. Nathaniel Frank, "Political and military leaders are saying that unless we study the feelings of straight troops, the Pentagon won't know how to manage the sensitive transition to an inclusive...

2010-02-08 10:47:00

NATO and Israeli Military Officials to Discuss Implementation SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Palm Center has announced plans to convene a Washington, D.C. summit of officials and experts from military forces that allow gay men and lesbians to serve openly, including the Israel Defense Force and NATO member militaries. The summit, which is planned for early spring, will focus on the implementation of personnel policies for openly gay troops. British and...

2010-02-05 13:28:43

Cites large body of scientific research The American Psychological Association urged both the Pentagon and Congress today to move swiftly to end the restrictions on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, noting that there are decades of scientific research demonstrating no threat to military readiness or morale. "While we were heartened by the congressional testimony of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen, we believe that a year to study the matter and another...

2010-02-01 07:38:00

Experts Caution Against Slow Roll of Implementation SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Palm Center has announced that President Obama's executive changes to the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, expected to be announced Tuesday, could significantly impact the lives of gay troops. The expected statements from Defense Secretary Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen would protect some service members from investigations based on...

2010-01-28 15:27:00

Dr. Nathaniel Frank Calls "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" a "Colossal Failure" SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Palm Center released the following statement by Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Nathaniel Frank, after several lawmakers suggested the military's current ban on openly gay service is a "successful" policy that is "working well." Those comments came in response to the announcement by President Obama in last night's State of the Union address that he intends...

2010-01-28 14:42:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eagle Forum, a leading pro-family organization founded by Phyllis Schlafly, urges Members of Congress and other Americans who support the U.S. military to defend current law which holds that homosexuals are ineligible to serve in the U.S. armed forces. During his first official State of the Union Address to the nation last night, President Obama called for Congress to repeal this law, but Eagle Forum opposes any efforts to change or repeal...

2010-01-27 21:42:00

President Has Authority to Halt Gay Discharges SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts said tonight that President Obama's endorsement of congressional repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" during his State of the Union address falls short of the challenges ahead for repeal in 2010. "Including repeal in the State of the Union Address makes clear that the President considers this issue important," said Christopher Neff, Deputy Executive Director of the Palm Center and...

2010-01-27 11:10:00

Strongest Signal Yet to Current Pentagon Leadership SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a statement released today through Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's office (D-NY), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John Shalikashvili gave the strongest signal to date that now is the time for military leadership to move forward on repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy and law. He stated, "As a nation built on the principle of equality, we should...

2010-01-26 13:28:00

Eyes are on the President's Leadership During State of the Union SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Palm Center today shared its analysis of President Obama's likely options as he is expected to address the "don't ask, don't tell" law and policy during Wednesday night's State of the Union Address. The analysis appears below. "President Obama has the opportunity to announce the end of one of the most notorious policies of federal discrimination left standing in...


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