Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Monday, July 11, 2011

@Ask_Don_and_Kev #LogCabinRepublicans "The ruling in LCR v. US is worth defending as long as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” remains on the books.” #DADT

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Servicemembers Deserve Clarity from Obama on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

(Washington, DC) – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today issued an order requiring that the Obama administration Department of Justice stop dodging the question and make clear whether it intends to continue defending the constitutionality of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’

“After months of doublespeak from Obama administration’s lawyers, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has demanded that the Department of Justice clarify its position on the constitutionality of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director who is also a combat veteran and captain in the United States Army Reserve. “Log Cabin Republicans have been fighting against ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in court for years. The ruling in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States set an important precedent by showing that discrimination against gay and lesbian Americans is unconstitutional. The ruling in LCR v. US is worth defending as long as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” remains on the books.”

Log Cabin Republicans have maintained a three-front strategy against ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ lobbying for repeal in Congress, consulting with the Department of Defense, and filing suit in federal court. The case went to trial in July of 2010, and Judge Virginia Phillips ruled on September 9, 2010 that the policy violated the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution.

Date: 7/11/2011

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Log Cabin Republicans is the only Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of gay and lesbian Americans and their allies. The 30-year old organization has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee and state political action committees.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

@Ask_Don_and_Kev Log Cabin Republicans v. USA Challenge to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" #DADT


Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America

Challenge to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

10-56634, 10-56813
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Date Filed Document Title

07/06/2011 Order Lifting Stay
05/27/2011 Appellee's/Cross-Appellant's Reply in Support of Motion to Lift Stay
05/20/2011 Appellants'/Cross-Appellees' Response to Motion to Vacate Stay of Injunction
05/10/2011 Appellee's/Cross-Appellant's Motion to Vacate Stay of Injunction
04/29/2011 Appellants'/Cross-Appellees' Reply Brief
04/04/2011 Amicus Brief by Servicemembers United
04/04/2011 Amicus Brief by Forum on Military Chaplaincy et al.
04/04/2011 Amicus Brief by The Palm Center
04/04/2011 Amicus Brief by Asian American Justice Center et al.
04/04/2011 Amicus Brief by LAMBDA Legal Defense and Education Fund et al.
03/31/2011 Amicus Brief by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
03/30/2011 Appellee's/Cross-Appellant's Answering Brief
03/04/2011 Amicus Brief by Foundation for Moral Law
03/04/2011 Amicus Brief by The Church of God of Prophecy Chaplaincy Ministries, et al.
03/04/2011 Amicus Brief by The National Legal Foundation
02/25/2011 Appellants' Opening Brief
01/28/2011 Order denying motion to hold appeals in abeyance and resetting briefing schedule
01/18/2011 Order temporarily suspending briefing
01/14/2011 Appellants'/Cross-Appellees' Reply to Response to Motion to hold appeals in abeyance
01/13/2011 Appellee's/Cross-Appellant's Amended Response to Motion to hold appeals in abeyance
12/29/2010 Appellants'/Cross-Appellee's Motion to hold appeals in abeyance
12/01/2010 Order granting in part joint motion to expedite
11/24/2010 Joint motion to expedite case
11/19/2010 Motion to expedite case
11/12/2010 Supreme Court Order Denying Application to Vacate Stay
11/01/2010 Order Granting Stay
10/25/2010 Appellee's Motion to Exceed Page Limit on Response to Emergency Motion for Stay
10/25/2010 Appellee's Response to Emergency Motion for Stay
10/20/2010 Order
10/20/2010 Opposition to Request for Temporary Stay
10/20/2010 Motion

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

@ask_Don_and_Kev Why Have LACERA Rates Risen 7/1 when SEIU MOU expires in September?


Feeling The Future: Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow: @ask_Don_and_Kev Why Have LACERA Rates Risen 7/1 when SEIU MOU expires in September?: "@ask_Don_and_Kev Why Have LACERA Rates Risen 7/1 when SEIU MOU expires in September?"