Behind the Scenes Video: Signing Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Blog posted by Jesse Lee on December 29, 2010 at 10:34 AM EST

At the signing of the bill to repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" last week, the sense of history and enthusiasm was palpable throughout the audience.

While we were there we had a chance to talk to Captain Jonathan Hopkins, who was discharged under the policy, as well as Rep. Patrick Murphy who led the charge in the House of Representatives, and Melody Barnes who played an integral role here at the White House.

The video gives a glimpse of what it was like there: Click Here to read the blog and see the video and photos


It Is Finished - Obama Signs Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't TellPresident Obama

Boyce Hinman

Today, December 22, will go down in history as the day on which the President of the United States ended the U.S. military's policy of discrimination against lesbian, gay, and bisexual people who wish to serve their country by enlisting in the armed forces of this nation.

Arguably, this event is equivalent to the time when President Harry S. Truman brought an end to racial segregation in our armed services.

Read more: Obama Signs Repeal of DADT


The Ball Drops on Another Year...423 cover

Ready or not, Christmas is upon us, and then a week later, New Year’s Eve. This is certainly not news to anyone, but it is pretty amazing how quickly time, and another year, can pass.

Our last issue of 2010 is hitting the streets as I write this and while it’s not a huge, colossal issue, I can say that we are happy and very proud to still be here, providing our signature blend of news, politics and entertainment for Sacramento’s community.

Read more: The December 23 Issue is Out now


Senate Votes to REPEAL "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"President Obama

By Charles Peer and Boyce Hinman

American Servicemembers received a long awaited holiday present this Saturday, when the Senate joined the House in passing legislation that would repeal the 17 year-old “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that has barred them from living their lives openly in the military, and for far too many has cost them their careers, often under humiliating circumstances.

This week, President Obama will sign that law, fulfilling a promise that he has made to Veterans and active duty servicemembers to end the policy. When he does so, there will be so many too thank, from senators and congresspeople to military officials and veterans.

Read more: Senate Votes to REPEAL "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"


Drag Queen Bingo Needs Your Vote!dqb

We have received so many applications asking to be the beneficiary of DQB that we are going to put the choosing process to the people!

On’s home page you will find a very quick poll that allows you to vote for your favorite charity. The two winners will become the beneficiaries for January 2011. The poll will close on January 3, 2011.

Read more: Drag Queen Bingo Needs Your Vote!


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