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2009-06-16 09:47:00

SLDN Also Joins Call for Executive Option SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has called on President Obama to sign an executive order suspending the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, according to the Advocate magazine. Referring to the repeal of the ban, Reid told Advocate reporter Kerry Eleveld that, "My hope is that it can be done administratively." Eleveld added that, "A Democratic aide later clarified that Reid was speaking about...

2009-06-10 10:45:00

Growing Chorus Calling For Swift Presidential Action SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Times editorial page has called on President Obama to consider signing an executive order suspending the military's gay ban, urging him to "see if there is indeed any action he could take on his own." Referring to Obama's stroke-of-the-pen authority to issue stop-loss orders which prevent service members from leaving the military, the Times states, "How much better...

2009-06-05 10:38:00

HRC Joins Emerging Consensus that Obama Should Sign Executive Order SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Human Rights Campaign, the largest gay rights group in the country, has joined a growing number of other advocacy organizations calling on President Barack Obama to sign an executive order suspending "don't ask, don't tell." Asked by Chris Matthews on MSNBC's Hardball last night whether he believes Obama has the authority to sign such an order and whether he...

2009-05-18 10:46:00

Pressure on White House Mounts; Scholars Question Administration's Inaction SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the face of delays by President Obama on his pledge to overturn the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, a growing chorus by scholars, activists, military veterans, and the public is calling on the White House to end the ban immediately.

2009-05-12 18:13:00

Insists It Remains Committed to Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Michael D.

2009-05-11 12:55:00

Military Law Experts Chart Course to End 16-Year Ban SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study released today by a team of military law experts shows that the president has the legal authority to end gay discharges with a single order.

2009-03-12 11:12:00

Military Fires More Mission-Critical Specialists SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Defense Department has provided new data about gay discharges under "don't ask, don't tell" to Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA).

2009-03-03 16:04:00

Consultations Could Backfire As In 1993 SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 3, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts are questioning President Obama's effort to consult with military leaders as he plans to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

2009-03-02 11:17:00

Definitive Book on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Out Tuesday; Speaking Tour Begins Today SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military officials exaggerated the threat to unit cohesion and ignored research and data when formulating the current policy on gay troops, according to the much-anticipated new book, "Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America," out tomorrow. The book, based on a decade of research and hundreds of interviews, was...

2009-02-03 13:05:00

Scholars Concur that More Study is Unnecessary and Could Have Political Costs SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A retired Brigadier General for the U.S.


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