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20:58 | 20th August 2017

News: World

Tue 23 Feb, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


I will be proud to be a sponsor of the important effort to enable patriotic gay Americans to defend our national security and our founding values of freedom and opportunity

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Gay Soldiers shouldnt command troops say's Brazillian General.

A Brazilian general’s comment that gay soldiers should not be allowed to command troops sparked fierce criticism today from gay rights groups and a national lawyers’ organisation that champions human rights


SJP – SATC2 = LGBT

Sarah Jessica Parker has given away her tickets to the Sex and the City 2 premier in a bid to raise money for equal LGBT rights.


Five arrested in Kenya over gay wedding

Kenya police on Friday arrested five suspected homosexuals in a coastal resort town after hundreds of residents protested over a planned gay wedding, a local official said.


Prop 8 to be made into a film

Seeking to overcome a broadcast blackout imposed by the US Supreme Court, a pair of Los Angeles filmmakers have undertaken the task of faithfully recreating the federal trial on California’s same-sex marriage ban for the internet – all 60-plus hours of it; every “um,” “yes, your honour” and “objection!”


Lieberman helps to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law

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Democrat Sen. Joe Lieberman has revealed that he will help voice the end to the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that bans people the chance to serve openly about their sexuality in the military.
The New York Daily News reported that Lieberman hopes to be a chief supporter of the end to the law. The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" came into action 17-years ago and has led to the dismissal of many soldiers within the military solely due to their sexuality.


After the interview, Lieberman said in a statement:
“I will be proud to be a sponsor of the important effort to enable patriotic gay Americans to defend our national security and our founding values of freedom and opportunity. I have opposed the current policy of preventing gay Americans from openly serving in the military since its enactment in 1993,"
"To exclude one group of Americans from serving in the armed forces is contrary to our fundamental principles as outlined in the Declaration of Independence and weakens our defenses by denying our military the service of a large group of Americans who can help our cause."

 

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