June 22, 2009
Nunn: time to reconsider DADT
Former senator Sam Nunn, who relied on frankly homophobic arguments against gays in the military during the debate 15 years ago about Don't Ask, Don't Tell, said on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday that it's time to take another look at that policy. "We have gays serving honorably in the military today," he said.
June 21, 2009
A new gay march on Washington takes shape
The National Equality March is planned for October 11, 2009. Although planning for the march seems to have been spurred in the recent weeks by the Obama administration's delays and missteps in dealing with federal-level gay issues such as the "Defense of Marriage Act" and Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the march web site (which still looks very preliminary) states its single goal as "[e]qual protection in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states." The march is also on Facebook.