Lambda Legal, The Charleston School of Law, and AFFA
"An Overview of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Law"
with Gregory R. Nevins, Senior Staff Attorney
Lambda Legal Southern Regional Office
Friday, February 1st, 2008
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at the Charleston School of Law
385 Meeting Street, BellSouth Room 101
Charleston, South Carolina 29403
Medic told to "turn down the flame." He told and is still serving in Kuwait. Check out the rest of the piece.
This news from 365 gay:
Thursday Senate conferees reluctantly agreed to strip the Shepard Act from the defense bill, realizing that they lack the votes to pass the measure.
In a private meeting Wednesday night, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and House Democratic Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., that if the Senate continued to insist on the hate crimes provision the defense legislation would fail.
It looks like next year isn't going to be a good one for gay issues either, with the election coming up.
From The Advocate:
Five LGBT advocacy groups placed 12,000 flags on Washington’s National Mall on Friday in an effort to recognize the 12,000 men and women who have been kicked out of the military because of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
The three-day tribute, “12,000 Flags for 12,000 Patriots,” was organized by the Human Rights Campaign, Log Cabin Republicans, Servicemembers United, Liberty Education Forum, and the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network in hopes of showing that the policy, enacted in 1993 under President Bill Clinton, wastes valuable resources available to the U.S. military.
If you're a Comcast customer in the Charleston area, you missed the question and exchange at last night's YouTube debate on Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
There's some dust up today over the fact that the veteran asking the question is a supporter of Hillary Clinton, which really isn't the point.