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2011-08-18 22:23:35

Mandatory sensitivity training should be an essential part of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" repeal, says TAU researcher As the U.S. military prepares for the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (DADT), policymakers are looking to other military bodies around the world that have successfully integrated gay, lesbian and bisexual (GLB) soldiers into military service. Now a new study from Tel Aviv University suggests that an integrated support and education dimension is essential to the successful...

2011-07-07 12:21:00

INDIANAPOLIS, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization is calling on the Justice Department to appeal yesterday's ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which requires the U.S. military to allow gays to serve openly - thus ending the "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) policy, which has been in effect for 18 years. "Micro-managing military policies by judicial fiat ignores the authority of our military leadership and circumvents the...

2011-07-06 18:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council President and Marine Corps veteran Tony Perkins issued the following statement in response to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision today halting enforcement of 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) "The court has wrongly and irresponsibly usurped the role of Congress, the President...

2011-05-25 12:27:00

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Family Research Council: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) WHAT: News conference to discuss amendments to the Defense Authorization Act that will protect religious freedom in the military while reinforcing federal law that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Speakers will also encourage support for an amendment to strengthen the voice of military...

2011-02-07 08:27:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of a new Harris Poll are something of a paradox. When asked separately about seven of the most important bills that were passed by the last Congress, including those passed in the very productive lame duck session in December, majorities of those who are familiar with them rate each of them "good" rather than "bad". The three most popular bills, rated "good" by the most people who are familiar with them, are the 9/11 First Responders bill...

2011-01-20 14:48:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marking the 30th anniversary of the release of American Embassy hostages in Iran, an exhibition of photos by Peter Bregg focusing on developments in Iran during the 444 days that the hostages were held will be on display in the National Press Club lobby from Jan. 21 through Feb. 4. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) The 35 images provide a haunting look back at events and personalities surrounding the seizure...

2010-12-15 16:56:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor this afternoon in support of legislation to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which passed the House by a vote of 250 to 175. To watch the Speaker's floor speech, click here. Below are the Speaker's remarks. "I thank the gentlelady from California, [Susan Davis] the distinguished chair of the subcommittee on this important issue, for her leadership on ending discrimination...


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