Military

The week ahead: October 31, 2011

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October 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 1 – New York – The NYC LGBT Bar Association is sponsoring a CLE program on The Impact of Marriage Equality in New York. The event will be held from 6 to 8 pm at the LGBT Community Center. Discussion "will focus on many of the areas potentially impacted by marriage equality in New […]

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Lawsuit seeking full separation pay for DADT discharges marches forward

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October 19, 2011

Judge Christine Odell Cook Miller of the Court of Federal Claims denied the government's motion to dismiss a case brought by the ACLU on behalf of service members who received only partial separation pay because they were discharged on the ground that they were gay. The bulk of the decision in Collins v. United States addresses […]

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Ninth Circuit panel unanimously finds challenge to DADT moot; lower court opinion vacated

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September 29, 2011

A Ninth Circuit panel shot down attempts to keep Log Cabin Republicans v. Panetta alive, ruling that the repeal of DADT has mooted the case challenging the law's constitutionality. This means that service members who have claims stemming from past discharges, such as those regarding benefits or re-enlistment, will have to bring separate cases. In […]

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Judge to DoJ opposing equal discharge pay for gay soldiers: Good luck with that

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September 23, 2011

The AP's coverage of the hearing yesterday in Collins v. U.S.: Two days after repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy against gays serving openly in the military, the Obama administration was in court Thursday opposing a lawsuit seeking full severance pay for those dismissed under the law. The American Civil Liberties Union is […]

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DADT dies, but its ghosts are close behind

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September 20, 2011

Truth be told, the DADT policy has been twisting in the wind for at least a year, as the Pentagon added multiple levels of review for each proposed discharge, and then the order of the District Court in Log Cabin Republicans v. Panetta mandated no initiation of new cases. Still, today is THE day, the […]

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Remembering Allan Berube as the termination of DADT nears

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September 19, 2011

Allan Berube, who died in 2007, was a friend, a gifted community-based historian, and a wonderful man. His best known achievement was writing the pathbreaking history of gay and lesbian service members during World War II – Coming Out Under Fire. The book contains fascinating narratives from the people Allan interviewed and the letters and […]

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