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NCLR Applauds “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal

Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, December 18, 2010)—Today, the U.S. Senate voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the discriminatory 17-year-old policy that bars lesbian, gay, and bisexual people from serving openly in the military. The House approved the measure on Wednesday, December 15. With the Senate’s 65 to 31 vote today, the bill now goes to President Barack Obama, who campaigned on the promise that he would work with Congress to repeal the policy....

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NCLR Appalled at Failed U.S. Senate Vote on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2010)—Today, the U.S. Senate voted against a motion to begin debate on the National Defense Authorization Act, which contains a provision to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the 17-year-old federal policy that bars lesbian, gay, and bisexual people from serving openly in the military. A statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell: “It’s shameful and appalling that a small clique of U.S....

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NCLR Responds to Senate Failure on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

A statement from Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, September 21, 2010)—Today, the U.S. Senate failed to break a filibuster to start a debate on the National Defense Authorization Act, which contains an amendment that would enable the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the federal government’s policy barring lesbian, gay, and bisexual people from serving openly in the military. Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell: “It is unfathomable that the largest government...

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NCLR Applauds Court Decision Reinstating Major Margaret Witt to the Air Force

A Statement by Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, September 24, 2010)—Today, a federal district court judge in Tacoma, Washington held that the discharge of Air Force flight nurse Major Margaret Witt under the federal government’s policy barring lesbian, gay, and bisexual people from serving openly in the military violated the United States Constitution. Judge Ronald B. Leighton ruled that the government violated Major Witt’s constitutional rights by discharging her under the...

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NCLR on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Vote: “Crucial Steps, But Discharges Must End”

A statement from NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell, Esq. (Washington, DC, May 27, 2010)  —Today the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate Armed Services Committee voted to act to end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), the discriminatory policy that bans lesbian, gay, and bisexual service members from openly serving in the military. The House and the Senate Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to be included in the Department of Defense appropriations bill. Rep. Patrick Murphy...

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NCLR Demands Immediate Suspension of Discharges Until Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal

A Statement from NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, January 28, 2010) — Last night, in his first State of the Union address, President Barack Obama promised to work with Congress to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the discriminatory policy banning gays, lesbians, and bisexuals from serving openly in the military. The National Center for Lesbian Rights issued the following statement. A statement from Kate Kendell, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights:...

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