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'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Will Be GONE By The End Of September!!!

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SUCH wonderful news!

Earlier this month, we were thrilled to hear that Don't Ask, Don't Tell was ruled as unconstitutional, and NOW we've learned that DADT will "formally disappear" in late September!!!

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Yes! Obama Supports Repeal Of Defense Of Marriage Act!!!

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This is what we like love to hear!

Back in February, we were VERY happy to hear the Justice Department's announcement that President Barack Obama called the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, and that he would refuse to continue defending it.

As a reminder, the DOMA law "allows states not to recognize same-sex marriages preformed in other states and provides a federal definition for 'marriage' that excludes same-sex couples."

Now, Obama is

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Immigrant In Same-Sex Marriage Gets Deportation Reprieve!

Absolutely wonderful news, and hopefully a taste of things to come!

On Friday, an immigration judge in Newark, NJ granted a suspension on deportation for a Venezuelan man, Henry Velandia, who is in a same-sex marriage with an American man, Josh Vandiver.

Judge Alberto J. Riefkohl postponed the deportation until at least December, in order to "allow time for the attorney general and the appeals court to work out whether a gay partner might be eligible under some circumstances for residency."

Given the fact that President Barack Obama called the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional back in February, it sounds like his administration could be getting onto the right path with regards to same-sex marriage issues.

We're very happy to hear this, and we truly hope that steps are taken to ensure that this married couple won't have to be apart come December.

EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!

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Yes! Obama Calls Defense Of Marriage Act 'Unconstitutional'

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We're VERY happy to hear this!

The Justice Department has just announced that President Obama believes the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and he refuses to continue defending it.

Based on Obama's new stance on the act, his administration won't defend ongoing suits in two federal Appeal Courts relating to the act, and he'll "leave it to Congress to defend the law, known as DOMA, against those challenges."

For those unfamiliar, the DOMA law "allows states not to recognize same-sex marriages preformed in other states and provides a federal definition for 'marriage' that excludes same-sex couples."

Here's what Attorney General Eric Holder had to say about Obama's decision:

“After careful consideration, including a review of my recommendation, the president has concluded that, given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more heightened standard of scrutiny.”

More from Holder about Obama's views on Section 3 of DOMA, which defines “spouse” as a member of the opposite sex:

“[Section 3 of DOMA] fails to meet that standard and is therefore unconstitutional. Given that conclusion, the president has instructed the department not to defend the statute in such cases. I fully concur with the president’s determination.”

The DOMA law has not been overturned by Obama's new stance on it, but it's a MAJOR step in the right direction.

Here's what Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese had to say about it:

“This is a monumental decision for the thousands of same-sex couples and their families who want nothing more than the same rights and dignity afforded to other married couples. As the president has stated previously, DOMA unfairly discriminates against Americans and we applaud him for fulfilling his oath to defend critical constitutional principles.”

Thank you, Obama! Next, let's get DOMA overturned!!!

Thoughts???

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DADT Update

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This sucks!

It was announced that a federal appeals court decided to keep the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in effect yesterday. An appeal is still being fought out in the lower courts to make it unconstitutional.

But, see, this is why it is important to vote. Make sure you go and do that today and put people into power that you know believes in the same things you do!

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Gay Adoption Ban Lifted In Florida!!!!

A Florida appeals court ruled today that a state law barring gays from adopting is unconstitutional!

Amazing!

Equal rights for EVERYONE!

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