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Archbishop of New York Warns Obama of Consequences of DOMA Repeal

Timothy Dolan, Catholic Archbishop of New York, wrote a strong letter to President Obama. He stated that "recent actions" taken by the Administration "escalate the threat to marriage." He then urged the President to perpetuate the discriminate against gay and … Continue reading

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Effort to Repeal DOMA in Congress Gains Bipartisan Support

Early on Friday morning, it was announced that the legislative effort in Congress to repeal the discriminatory and unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is now a bipartisan affair. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) became the first Republican cosponsor of the … Continue reading

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Missouri senate approves measure to repeal teacher "Facebook law"

The Missouri Senate approved a measure this week that would repeal a law that banned teachers in the state from certain uses of Facebook and other social media. Based on a state court's interpretation, the original law would have restricted … Continue reading

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House GOP members attempting to delay ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ repeal

[JURIST] Two Republican Congressmen have sent a letter [text; PDF] to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta [official profile] asking to delay the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) [10 USC § 654; JURIST news archive], scheduled to go into effect … Continue reading

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Obama certifies ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ repeal

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] on Friday certified [text, PDF] the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT) [10 USC § 654; JURIST news archive], the controversial policy barring openly gay individuals from serving in the military. The … Continue reading

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