Tag Archives: Palm Center

Fox News Rejects DADT Repeal Ad

Raw Story reports that Fox News has rejected a Palm Center ad advocating for the repeal of DADT. Not surprising. The 30-second spot by the Center, called “Business As Usual,” includes testimony from military leaders of NATO allies arguing that lifting the ban on gay soldiers is a “non-event” and does not diminish combat effectiveness. “Fox’s ‘reason’ was that the ...

Read More »

Enormous Consequences

The Palm Center has launched Enormous Consequences, a website created in reaction to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ recent statement about the overturn of DADT. Above is a clock with the running total of hours during which gays have been allowed to serve openly, as well as a chart with the number of reported consequences of the new policy. The Palm ...

Read More »

HomoQuotable – Christopher Neff

“Big things are changing for gay Americans. The President signed federal Hates Crimes legislation, directed new hospital visitation rights; spoke out during the State of the Union and the fought for an end to the ban on gays in the military. In addition, federal agencies are working hard behind the scenes and making huge differences for elder care and queer ...

Read More »

Gay Groups React To DADT Deal

Earlier today White House officials met with LGBT groups to hammer out a compromise agreement on attaching a repeal of DADT as an amendment to a pending Defense authorization bill. Following the meeting, the White House for the first time endorsed the amendment attempt. While some see lots of holes in the compromise, most LGBT and progressive groups are responding ...

Read More »

Palm Center: DADT Repeal In Grave Peril

The Palm Center’s Nathaniel Frank today says that the repeal of DADT is in “grave peril” and that LGBT rights groups must step up the pressure on the president. Bloggers this week called for the President to take the lead, but also focused their attention on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the most powerful gay rights group in the world, ...

Read More »