Endorsement vs. endorsement

Posted on 24 Mar 2011 at 8:38pm

Patti Fink, left, and Damien Duckett Stonewall Democrats backs Kunkle for mayor, Nowlin for District 14; nonpartisan DGLA prepares for candidate screenings DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance’s political action committee began its candidate screening process this week for the May 8 Dallas municipal elections. Last weekend, Stonewall Democrats of [...]

Dueling Iowa protests staged over gay marriage

Posted on 17 Mar 2011 at 6:43pm

A DIRE WARNING | Gay marriage supporters, left, look on as former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore speaks during an anti gay-marriage rally sponsored by The Family Leader March 15 at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Moore warned that gay marriage would result in child abuse and more divorces. (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press) Former [...]

Maryland lawmakers get cold feet on marriage

Posted on 17 Mar 2011 at 6:37pm

Del. Sam Arora Despite supporters’ high hopes, Maryland delegates send bill back to committee; marriage equality faces promise, threats in other states DANA RUDOLPH  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com The road to marriage equality in Maryland had never been a short or smooth one, but supporters of allowing same-sex couples to marry could see the [...]

Court refuses to suspend lawsuit challenging DADT

Posted on 31 Jan 2011 at 4:11pm

LISA LEFF  |  Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has denied the government’s request to suspend a lawsuit challenging the military’s ban on openly gay servicemembers. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco issued an order Friday, Jan. 28 requiring the Department of Justice to file papers by Feb. [...]

Neighborhood activist takes on incumbent

Posted on 27 Jan 2011 at 8:03pm

Scott Griggs Scott Griggs says District 3 Councilman Dave Neumann doesn’t have the neighborhood’s interests as a top priority DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com In campaigns, gas drilling is usually a state vs. federal government concern. In Dallas, it could be a deciding factor in a single council district race since challenger Scott Griggs [...]

Obama again mentions ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ in State of the Union, but not gay marriage

Posted on 25 Jan 2011 at 10:33pm

HRC welcomes comments; GetEQUAL sees missed opportunity LISA KEEN | Keen News Service President Barack Obama once again brought up the issue of gays in the military during his annual State of the Union address. Last year, he called for repeal of the federal law barring openly gay people from serving. This year, just a [...]

‘Another bridesmaid moment for the transgender community’

Posted on 13 Jan 2011 at 6:22am

Repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ doesn’t apply to transgender recruits, who are barred from serving LISA LEFF | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Before handcuffing herself to the White House fence, former Petty Officer First Class Autumn Sandeen carefully pinned three rows of Navy ribbons to her chest. Her regulation dress blue skirt, fitted [...]

Obama: ‘This is a very good day’

Posted on 22 Dec 2010 at 5:05pm

President signs bill to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ Click here to watch video of Obama’s speech Click here for more reactions Related story: Military will write rules on repeal of ban Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service Following a dramatic and eloquent speech, President Barack Obama on Wednesday morning, Dec. 22 signed the legislation [...]

Military will write rules on repeal of gay ban

Posted on 22 Dec 2010 at 12:00pm

LOLITA C. BALDOR  |  Associated Press WASHINGTON — Gays and lesbians will be treated just like any other soldiers, sailors, airmen or marines, the new rules say. But commanders will have some flexibility when they believe it’s needed to maintain order and discipline in their units. As the U.S. military begins to map out how [...]

Va. legislator wants to ban gays from state National Guard

Posted on 21 Dec 2010 at 5:48pm

DENA POTTER  |  Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — A conservative Virginia legislator says he is drafting a bill to ban gays from serving in the Virginia National Guard following the vote by Congress to allow them to serve openly in the United States military. Del. Bob Marshall said the repeal of the 17-year-old “don’t ask, [...]