The Pentagon yesterday warned soldiers not to out themselves to their co-workers and superiors — despite the moratorium on enforcing Don't Ask Don't Tell — because the Obama Administration is appealing the ruling. [Talking Points Memo]
Jamie Leigh Jones worked for KBR when she was brutally gang raped and imprisoned by co-workers and later rescued by her Texas-based Congressman. Today, KBR dropped its fight to deny her justice. But it's not all good news.
The California Supreme Court today issued a 6-1 ruling upholding the validity of Prop 8, confirming that same sex marriage will remain illegal in California. It did, however, rule that the few couples who managed to marry before the election overturned constitutional equality will remain legally married. [San…
Congressman Howard Berman dropped language from his State Department funding legislation that would extend spousal benefits to domestic partners of foreign service officers, because he expects that to be one of a number of LGBT initiatives the Administration will roll out around the Stonewall anniversary on June 28th.…
Diane Schroer, who won a discrimination case last year against the Library of Congress after they fired her for being transgender, today has been awarded nearly $500,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. [ACLU]
The Vermont Senate and House this morning overrode Governor Jim Douglas' veto of legislation legalizing same sex marriage, making Vermont the first state to legislate marriage equality into existence. [WCAX-TV]
The Supreme Court upheld Congress's intent yesterday, keeping it illegal for people convicted of abusing their domestic partners to own firearms even if they were just charged with regular assault. Scalia, naturally, dissented. [Washington Post]
Charlotte Hilton Andersen at the Huffington Post wrote a moving, interesting open letter to Rihanna about what she can expect if she chooses to deal with the criminal "justice" system. Sadly, it's what you'd expect.
Amy Brian enlisted in the military for 3 years in the 90s, and then came back in 2003 only to be deployed to Iraq. But it was a trip to Wal-Mart that did her in.
Dymond Milburn's case ended in mistrial. She was arrested after she fought 4 plainclothed police officers who mistook the African-American 12-year-old for a Caucasian prostitute(s) and attempted to drag her to an unmarked van. [BoingBoing]
Louisiana governor and 2012 Presidential candidate Bobby Jindal recently created the Louisiana Commission on Marriage and Family. If you're wondering why that's a problem, recall at Arkansas' anti-gay-adoption law.
A Wisconsin appeals court has upheld the conviction of certified bastard Mark Jahnke, who pled guilty to illegally videotaping his naked girlfriend and then changed his mind.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia thinks that if prosecutors rewarded a man who abused his partner with a misdemeanor sentence instead of a felony conviction, there's no reason to restrict that guy's right to own a gun. That, at least, is what Scalia was arguing on Monday when the Supreme Court heard an appeal to…