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Video: Gay activist Lt. Dan Choi talks DADT at CU

BOULDER – Prominent gay rights activist Lt. Dan Choi delivered an impassioned speech to hundreds of CU students on Thursday, offering his personal story on the military’s “Don’t Ask; Don’t Tell” gays in the military policy.

Udall urges legislative route to DADT repeal

Colorado's U.S. Sen. Mark Udall urged members of the Senate to pass-- or at very least to agree to debate-- the nation's Defense Authorization bill, which includes an amendment that would repeal the Don't Ask, Don't Tell rule barring gays from serving openly in the military. Udall, a champion of DADT repeal, is so far not endorsing the so-called Truman option, where Pres. Obama would issue an executive order repealing the controversial policy the way Pres. Harry Truman in 1948 by executive order repealed rules racially segregating the military after a similarly drawn-out legislative battle.

Udall, Bennet, Polis lament GOP filibuster of DADT

Republicans successfully filibustered the nation's defense authorization bill hours ago, edging close to gridlock history. If scotched this year, the bill will be the first of its kind in 48 years to fail to pass. Republicans objected on procedural and philosophical grounds. They resented Majority Leader Harry Reid's including two controversial amendments with the bill: the immigrant youth "path to citizenship" DREAM Act and the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy repeal that would allow gays in the military to serve openly. Many Republicans also believed the two amendments would make bad law.

Udall working to head off GOP filibuster on DADT repeal

The U.S. Senate today is scheduled to make a key procedural vote on the defense authorization bill, legislation that primarily releases resources for the...

Gay rights group One Colorado endorses Hickenlooper in guv race

In its first election season campaign endorsement, One Colorado has come out solidly for Democrat John Hickenlooper in the three-way governor's race. "As mayor...

Udall push to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ wins nod from...

In the culmination of Monday's big push among activists and key members of the Senate Armed Service Committee to repeal "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell"--...

Number of military gays fired in 2009 dips to record low...

That statistic comes to you from Servicemembers United, which opposes “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and seeks its repeal. It’s lower than in previous years:...

Gates sharply limits ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

In a major victory for opponents of the military’s ban on open homosexual service, Defense Secretary Robert Gates significantly revised how the Pentagon will implement the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law, effectively making it difficult to remove a soldier, sailor, airman or marine who does not out himself or herself as gay.

Gen. McPeak’s reasoned and bigoted argument against gays in the military

Obama-supporter Gen. Merrill "Tony" McPeak, Air Force Chief of Staff, wrote an op-ed in the New York Times Friday saying he believed repealing the...

Matt Barber: Retain ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ because the blood of...

Right-wing pundit Matt Barber writes at WorldNetDaily today in favor of retaining the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" ban on gay members of the military...
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