Tag Archives: equal rights

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Enforceable Pending Outcome of Appeal

Yesterday, the Pentagon told recruiters they could openly accept gay applicants. Today, the Pentagon will likely tell recruiters that "don’t ask, don’t tell" is once again enforceable. Late yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the policy can…

What Will Happen With ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?’

 Post by Randall Ryder After a federal judge issued an injunction against the military’s policy of "don’t ask, don’t tell," the military told all recruiters to accept openly gay recruits. The Justice Department, however, has appealed the judge’s ruling, so what…

Following Injunction, Defense Department Accepts Gay Applicants

Following a federal judge’s injunction against the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy, the Department of Defense is now accepting openly gay applicants. The Justice Department, however, has appealed the federal judge’s ruling. Military recruiters have been told that the judge’s…

Air Force Reportedly Stops Enforcing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

The Air Force has reportedly told all officers to stop enforcing "don’t ask, don’t tell," based on a judge’s order from this past Tuesday. On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered the military to immediately stop enforcing the policy. The Justice…

Nebraska Governor Wants to Introduce Arizona-Style Immigration Law

As November elections grow closer, it is apparent that immigration reform is a hot topic, even in non-border states like Nebraska. Current Governor Dave Heineman is campaigning for a second term on the grounds that he wants to introduce an…

Does the Voting Rights Act Only Apply to Influencing Minorities?

A former Department of Justice (DOJ) testified that many members of the DOJ that the violations of the Voting Rights Act should only be pursued when minorities as harassed, but not white voters. The official was quoted as saying that…

Department of Justice Acts to Stop ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Injunction

The Department of Justice has filed legal briefs in an attempt to stop a federal judge from issuing an injunction that would immediately halt the military from using the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy. Earlier this month, the judge had…

Gay Couples Legally Married Elsewhere Cannot Get Divorced in Texas

In Texas, marriage is between a man and a woman – and so is a divorce. A Texas appellate court ruled that gay couples, even if they are legally married in another state, cannot get divorced in Texas. "A person…

Appeals Court Asked to Stop Gay Marriages in California

The supporters of Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in California, have asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to impose a temporary stay on gay marriages while they consider the appeal in the underlying case. Judge Vaughn R. Walker…