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The Momentum Builds in the House of Representatives

"We should not be punishing patriotic Americans who have stepped forward to serve the country. We should be celebrating their willingness to step forward and show such courage ... especially when we are fighting two wars.”

"Salty, Blue Collar Guys"

Media coverage on DADT hasn’t let up since last weekend’s National Equality March. Andrew Sullivan is back at it with yet another piece on DADT.

Sullivan on Repeal

Andrew Sullivan is all over DADT, writing several posts on the issue. He examines the rift on the right over LGBT equality, but most compelling was his publishing a note from a Marine veteran, who wrote:

DADT on the House Floor

For the first time in a very long time, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was discussed on the floor of the House of Representatives here in Washington, D.C. Last night, eight members of Congress joined Congressman Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania for a late night "special order" to shed some light on the need to repeal DADT and lift the ban that is hurting our military.

A Humble Officer

Lt. Col. Fehrenbach continues to serve on active duty today. He goes to work each and every day and continues to serve his country - each day wondering if this will be the day when he receives his official notice of discharge.

We Need Your Voices

On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) sent a letter to President Obama and Department of Defense Secretary Gates, in which he reiterated his support for the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT), shared the plight of Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach and Lt. Dan Choi, and asked the President and the Secretary to provide recommendations on DADT.

An Early Start on Repealing Prop. 8 in 2010

LGBT organizations and non-profit coalitions across California are busy preparing to repeal Proposition 8 in next year’s election after a devastating and narrow defeat in November of 2008.