Last weekend Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli sent a letter to VA public colleges and universities encouraging them to drop discrimination bans against gays and lesbians. In the wake of Cuccinelli’s homophobic actions, Virginia students have been using Facebook to take a stand against this attempt at discrimination and the Virginia Young Democrats are mobilizing […]

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. is threatening to stop helping the city’s homeless population if the City Council legalizes same-sex marriage: Catholic Charities, one of dozens of nonprofits that partner with D.C. government, manages city-owned shelters that serve about one-third of Washington’s homeless population. The group’s contracts totaled $8.2 million in the past three […]

Back in May I wrote a long article about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the need to do justice to our gay and lesbian military heroes. As of today, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is still in effect, and activists from across the country marched together in Washington to support equality. At the HRC dinner President […]

Today I submitted the following resolution to the Young Democrats of America for consideration by the National Committee in Houston. A Resolution Encouraging President Obama and Congress to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Introduced by Southwest Region Director Kevin Bondelli (AZ), Democratic National Committeewoman Crystal Strait (CA) The Young Democrats of America: WHEREAS the current […]

Justice for Gay and Lesbian Military Heroes

The recent discharge of Lieutenant Dan Choi, a West Point graduate and Arabic linguist, from the Army National Guard must draw our attention to one of the greatest continuing embarrassments to our American ideals: the government sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians serving the United States heroically. America is now ready to bring the long […]

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