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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...

2010-12-01 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 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...

2010-10-19 21:26:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins responded to today's refusal by U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips to grant an emergency stay to her ruling that the military must stop enforcing the law on open homosexuality in the Armed Services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) Perkins released the following statement: "Judge Phillips' refusal to...

2010-10-14 19:53:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council today welcomed the Justice Department's action in requesting a stay of an injunction issued Tuesday in a case dealing with homosexuality in the military. U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips ruled last month that the 1993 law against homosexuality in the armed forces is unconstitutional, and this week issued an injunction ordering that its enforcement be immediately halted and that any investigations or separation...

2010-10-14 07:52:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the board of directors of The American Legion met in Indianapolis, its national commander called on President Obama to immediately appeal the ruling from U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips in Riverside, Calif., that would "immediately suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation or other proceeding that may have been commenced" under Don't Ask; Don't Tell. "Consistent with our long-standing policy of allowing the...

2010-05-27 21:38:00

WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor tonight in support of an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act that calls for a repeal of the discriminatory Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. The amendment passed in the House by a vote of 234 to 194. The vote on this policy comes after the first Harvey Milk Day in California and before the celebration of Memorial Day on Monday. Below are the Speaker's remarks. "Madam Speaker, this weekend on Memorial...

2010-05-27 14:58:00

WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the House prepares to vote on the Murphy Amendment to repeal the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" military service policy as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) releases the following letter that he has sent to colleagues in the House of Representatives applauding sponsor Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-PA) and urging all Members to vote for the Amendment. May 27, 2010 Dear Colleague: Today as we...

2010-05-19 12:34:00

INDIANAPOLIS, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In letters to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner, the head of the nation's largest wartime veterans organization stated his group's opposition to repealing the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' (DADT) policy. "We feel strongly that the current policy has served the U.S. military well for 17 years and it would not be wise to make a major cultural change in the middle of two wars," The American Legion National...


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