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Yearly Archives: 2010

2010’s events predict more, and less, in 2011

If past is prologue, 2011 should turn out to be a fairly decent one for the LGBT community. It’s not that everything turned out so rosy for the community in 2010, but the gains registered more powerfully than the losses.

National LGBT youth suicide prevention task force and grants announced

The federally supported National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (NAASP) on December 30 officially announced a task force dedicated to suicide prevention among LGBT youth.

North Carolina Ruling Jeopardizes Same-Sex Families

The North Carolina Supreme Court on December 20 voided the adoption by a lesbian mother of the child who she and her former partner, the biological mother, were raising together. The ruling jeopardizes the legality of all other such "second-parent

Senate confirms Feldblum for EEOC

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to lesbian law professor Chai Feldblum as President Obama’s nominee to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

President signs historic bill to repeal DADT

Following a dramatic and eloquent speech, President Obama Wednesday morning signed the legislation that will launch the repeal of a 17-year-old law that prohibits openly gay people from serving in the military.

2010: The perfect alignment and the quiet costs

The suspense is over: The U.S. Senate finally took a vote on a bill to repeal the ban on openly gay people in the military and passed it, 65 to 31. Having Congress pass that bill, to repeal Don’t Ask

Historic Senate vote: Congress repeals 17-year-old ban on gays in military

The U.S. Senate approved a bill Saturday, December 18, to repeal the 17-year-old law banning openly gay people from serving in the military. The roll call vote on the measure, which came to the Senate Wednesday from the House, was

Reid schedules DADT repeal cloture vote for Saturday

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday night that he was filing a motion to seek a vote Saturday to send the House’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” repeal bill to the floor. Meanwhile, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) announced Thursday

House clears DADT repeal measure

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday afternoon to approve a measure to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the second time this year the House approved such a measure.

House to vote Wednesday on DADT repeal

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Wednesday on a standalone bill, introduced Tuesday, seeking repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy introduced the bill Tuesday as a way of encouraging and speeding up the passage of a