Tag Archives: Jason Bellini

Senate To Hold DADT Hearing

Jason Bellini reports at the Daily Beast that while Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she doesn’t have the support necessary to force the suspension of the enforcement of DADT, she has obtained a commitment that the Senate Armed Services Committee will hold hearings on the issue this fall. A statement from the Gillibrand’s office, shared exclusively with The Daily Beast, notes ...

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Gillibrand Considers Bill To Suspend DADT

Over at the Daily Beast, Jason Bellini reports that Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) is considering introducing a bill this week that will suspend enforcement of DADT for 18 months. It would be the first time since the implementation of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in 1993 that senators are forced to declare their position on the gay ban. A ...

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Stars And Stripes Supports Story That HRC Soft-Pedaled Repeal Of DADT

Three weeks ago reporter Jason Bellini created a firestorm in the gay blogosphere with his Daily Beast story charging that the HRC had asked Congress to put aside working on the repeal of DADT in favor of other items like the passage of hate crimes and ENDA. The HRC issued a vehement denial of the story and after a few ...

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Daily Beast Reports: HRC Told Congress To Wait On DADT, Push For ENDA, Hate Crimes Instead

In a video posted at The Daily Beast, reporter Jason Bellini claims that Sen. Chuck Schumer “let it slip” that the Human Rights Campaign told “Senators and members of the U.S. House” to put aside the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and instead focus on ENDA and the hate crimes act. UPDATE: Michael Cole, Senior Communications Manager of the ...

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