Ari Ezra Waldman, HLS grad from '05 and current faculty member of the Western School of Law in San Diego, California, contributes an interesting write-up to the Log Cabin Republican's appeal of the 9th Circuit's stay of Don't Ask, Don't Tell suspension (finding: the 9th
Same-sex marriage became legal in New Hampshire earlier this year, on January 1, 2010, replacing civil unions. And yet, after ten months of legal same-sex marriages, New Hampshire's second-largest newspaper, the Union-Leader, still refuses to print wedding announcements for same-sex couples.
The paper's publisher, Joseph W.
A three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit has granted an emergency request by the government to stay the injunction against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"; this is only a short-term emergency stay to give the court time to evaluate the injunction. A full decision on
Now that a federal judge has enjoined Don't Ask Don't Tell, the inevitable next step has arrived: For the first time, military recruiters have been told to accept openly gay applicants attempting to enlist in the armed forces. This action is part of
So, I generally don't believe that the Obama Administration lies to the American people, but this makes me wonder. On at least two gay rights issues--Don't Ask Don't Tell and the Defense of Marriage Act--the Administration has said that it supports gay rights, but it still
The assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan, Andrew Shirvell, has been engaged in a vitriolic internet campaign for nearly six months now against Chris Armstrong, the openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Shirvell launched his "Chris Armstrong Watch"
On Tuesday, a federal judge in the Central District of California ordered the government to stop enforcing Don't Ask, Don't Tell. This same judge found the policy to be an unconstitutional infringement on gay servicemembers rights on September 9th. The federal government is expected to
The Mormon Church expressed condemnation Tuesday of anti-gay statements by Boyd K. Packer, the second highest-ranking Mormon Church leader, in response to a letter-writing campaign by gay rights activists at the Human Rights Campaign. The HRC collected over 150,000 letters but expressed disappointment that the church
Nine attackers allegedly beat and tortured three men for being gay in NYC last week, in a series of events described by the city council leader as, "among the worst hate crimes she had ever heard of."
The beatings went on for hours, with the victims allegedly