Tag Archives: filibuster

Speed Read: Supreme rejection

The Supreme Court refused to take review of an appeal from a photographer who violated non-discrimination laws by refusing a lesbian couple. Nebraska came close to passing a non-discrimination law that included sexual orientation and gender identity. Houston's lesbian mayor

Speed Read: Monday 4 November 2013

This could be an historic week for LGBT civil rights or a dud. The potential exists for final passage of marriage equality bills in Hawaii and Illinois, and the possibility of passage of ENDA in the U.S. Senate.

Speed Read: Friday 1 November 2013

The Senate will vote Monday evening on whether to debate and vote on ENDA. Senator John McCain says he's leaning against ENDA and expects some amendments to address "religious oriented" concerns. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is cracking down on the

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

Third DADT lawsuit filed; SLDN threatens more

Activists pushing for repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell delivered on a threat Monday and filed a third lawsuit aimed at having the courts strike the military’s ban on openly gay people.

60th vote still not named on DADT

Supporters of repealing Don't Ask Don’t Tell are talking a big game now. They say they have more than the 60 votes they need to break a Republican-led filibuster that has prevented consideration of the repeal and its underlying defense

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

Two groups send mixed message on DADT repeal timing

When Congress came back to begin its lame-duck session on Monday, it was suddenly hearing mixed messages from LGBT groups concerning repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.