Tag Archives: Carl Levin

Senate includes watered-down amendment

The U.S. Senate passed a defense spending bill on Thursday (December 1) with only a much watered-down amendment seeking to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act against same-sex marriages.

Keen News Service Podcast, 11/19/2010

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Obama jumps in on DADT; Reid agrees to stay the course

It has become a day-by-day thing. One day, momentum for repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell takes a turn for the better; the next day, it takes a turn for the worse. The latest turn is for the better. President Obama and

Levin poised to strip DADT repeal from defense spending measure

A key supporter of repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is poised to deal the legislation a significant setback. Sen. Carl Levin, chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a strong supporter of repeal, said he will hold hearings on

DADT study leak mostly supports repeal

A 370-page Pentagon study on implementing repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell will report December 1 that repeal poses only minimal risk to current war efforts, according to an article posted Wednesday night in the Washington Post.

Field of zeros and shattered hopes

For two years, Democrats held the White House and the majority in both chambers of Congress. The window of opportunity for eliminating federal laws that treated the LGBT community as second-class citizens was open. The window of opportunity for passing

White House opposes stripping out DADT repeal

White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer issued a statement Monday night saying, "The White House opposes any effort to strip 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' from the National Defense Authorization Act."

Vote against filibuster fails; no DADT repeal today

The Senate rejected a motion to break a Republican-led filibuster against an annual defense spending bill that includes language aimed at ending the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law banning gays. The vote was 56 to 43.

Tally on DADT-Defense procedural vote still uncertain

Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) issued a statement Monday saying she would oppose the motion to proceed to consideration of the defense authorization bill, the legislation that includes language seeking repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Kagan debated in full Senate, vote Thursday

Senator Jon Kyl, a Republican from Arizona, said he would oppose Elena Kagan’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court because she has “a history of ignoring the law when it conflicts with the gay rights agenda.”