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Tag Archives: Don\’t Ask Don\’t Tell

Colorado Democrats back bill to reinstate honor for LGBT vets

Sen. Michael Bennet joined 21 other senators to introduce a bill on Monday that would reinstate honor for the estimated 100,000 military service members discharged […]...

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July 21, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

State GOPers put distance between themselves and Lamborn remarks

  “I know better.” “There’s no room for that.” “He’s an embarrassment.” Those are some of the phrases with which state Republicans are putting space […]...

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September 30, 2014 Just In
Obama in Golden seeks to rev up swing-state campaign

Obama in Golden seeks to rev up swing-state campaign

GOLDEN-- On his eighth trip to swing-state Colorado this election year, President Obama came to this scenic town in battleground Jefferson County to energize and recruit ground troops to help his campaign win the state's nine electoral college votes, just...

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September 13, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Udall goes to bat for veterans discharged under DADT

Udall goes to bat for veterans discharged under DADT

While the American military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy was rescinded late in 2011, its negative effects linger for some veterans discharged under the policy....

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April 25, 2012 Center Well, Politics
Colorado civil unions battle a heated all-Republican affair

Colorado civil unions battle a heated all-Republican affair

DENVER-- At a state Senate committee hearing on a same-sex civil unions bill held here Wednesday, a series of witnesses battered Republican lawmakers opposed to the bill, suggesting they were confused in their ideology, nonstrategic in their thinking...

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February 21, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories

Openly gay soldiers may destroy military, Bachmann says

On a conference call with supporters of Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom coalition on Tuesday evening, presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said she would reinstate Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, while agreeing with a caller who said allowing gays and lesbians to...

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October 5, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics

Colorado veterans, lawmakers celebrate repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

DENVER-- Veterans, state lawmakers and Democratic Party officials gathered on the capitol steps here Monday to celebrate the end of the policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," which for the last 18 years barred gay Americans from serving openly...

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September 19, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics

U.S. House Republican wants more discussion on gays in military

While it might seem logical, given the nation’s latest job numbers, that when Congress returns after an August recess its members will be focused on the economy, unemployment and the national deficit, at least one federal lawmaker from California is...

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September 6, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell becomes Don’t Know Don’t Care

More than two centuries after America's first military skirmish, gay and lesbian Americans can now serve openly in the military. President Obama today announced that the military was finally ready to implement a policy of openly welcoming people of all...

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July 22, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

New GOP House bill reopens debate on gays in the military

With the "Obamacare-repeal" legislation passed yesterday in the U.S. House, California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter has introduced the next Republican Congress repeal effort. Hunter's "Restore Military Readiness Act" is reopening debate on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the 17-year-old policy...

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January 20, 2011 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories

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Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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What we know so far about Denver’s commitment to 100% renewable electricity by 2030

Denver has now become the 10th, and largest, Colorado municipality to commit to 100 percent of its electricity being powered by renewable energy. Mayor Michael […]

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