Celebration Day

Today is a celebration day.  Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is officially over as a policy of the US Military.  In place since 1993, this discriminatory policy has caused untold havoc on soldiers and their families.  It has placed a horrible burden on our gay and lesbian soldiers.  The burden of silence and lies.  It has…Read more »

DOMA Repeal on Deck

On Wednesday Senator Diane Feinstein introduced a repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. This is the federal law that was passed during the Clinton Administration that set aside the fourth amendment to our Constitution saying that states did not have to recognize all marriages done in another state.  Specifically aimed at marriage between same-sex couples.  Of…Read more »

Incompetence

Incompetence. There I said it.  The Democratic Senate leadership under Harry Reid is simply incompetent. And I am afraid President Obama’s staff and his inexperience continue to show.  The fiasco surrounding the squashing of the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy is embarrassing.  For the first time in more than 50 years the Pentagon’s…Read more »

Get it done-Repeal DADT

So time is running out.  The Senate is delaying the passage of the military authorization bill that contains the provision for repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.  There are enough votes to repeal it. Including Republicans like Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts. But the Senate has really arcane rules that empower a single Senator to hold…Read more »