LOS ANGELES, CA -- March 2, 2013 -- A group of retired military brass including two former Defense Secretaries submitted an amicus brief this week in the Windsor/DOMA case currently before the Supreme Court. According to the brass, "DOMA threatens the core of the military's mission" by preventing the Pentagon from supporting the families of LGB service members. Carter Phillips at Sidley Austin is counsel for amici. Their brief is posted here: http://bit.ly/Y6180v
LOS ANGELES, CA – February 19, 2013 -- The largest collection of academic research on "don't ask don't tell" repeal was published online this weekend in a special edition of the Journal of Homosexuality.
LOS ANGELES, CA – September 10, 2012 -- The first academic study of the effects of repealing “don't ask, don’t tell” (DADT) has found that the new policy of open service has had no overall negative impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, recruitment, retention or morale, according to a new story on the Huffington Post. Co-authors of the study, whose publication coincides with the anniversary of DADT repeal, include professors at the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Marine Corps War College. Please click here for the study.