As the gay rights movement continues to gain momentum, it’s easy to forget just how recently the tides of change were moving in the opposite direction, Associate White House Counsel Kathleen Hartnett ’00 said at an April 11 talk at Harvard Law School, hosted by the Harvard chapter of the American Constitution Society.Hartnett, who worked on repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the policy which barred openly gay, lesbian and bisexual people from military service, emphasized that DADT itself was less than 20 years old when it was repealed. That made it just a few years older than the Defense of Marriage Act, the constitutionality of which is now being challenged in the Supreme Court.“Some of this stuff feels like ancient history and it was four years ago,” Hartnett said, referring to the Matthew Shepard Act, which in 2009 became the first law to add LGBT protections to a federal statute. “We’re all part of history, but this is where you really feel it being written around you.”Despite growing momentum in favor of repeal, getting rid of DADT was no simple task. Although Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Admiral Michael Mullen had already told Congress that they favored repeal, Hartnett explained, they also wanted a period of extensive study to see what the consequences and implications of such a decision would be and how they could best be managed.Read more on the Harvard Law School website. Read Full Story
Alamo said that the bar also violated theenhance community quarantine police of the municipality of Culas under theExecutive Order 19, series of 2020, which was issued by Mayor Jeffrey Lomugdangas part of the measures against the coronavirus disease 2019. He added: “They continued to operatediscreetly and received customers coming from different places, who theyoffered sexual services despite being ordered closed.” According to Culasi police station CaptainBryan Alamo, an entrapment operation against the owner of a karaoke bar was setafter police received a report it was being used as a location forprostitution. The bar owner – serving as the pimp –was caught after he accepted a P2,000 marked money from an undercover cop inexchange for the services of one of the women around 8 p.m. on March 29, apolice report showed. The owner of the bar was detained in thelockup cell of the Culasi municipal police station, facing charges./PN The rescued women were turned over tothe Culasi Municipal Social Worker and Development office. SAN JOSE, Antique – Police rescued sixwomen in an alleged prostitution den in Barangay Centro Poblacion, Culasi,Antique.
A CorrespondentItanagar: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday reiterated his government’s commitment to prioritize the sports sector in the state. Khandu’s assertion came when 16 kick boxers from the state under the banner of Kickboxing Association of Arunachal (KAA) Arunachal called on him at his office here.The chief minister said his government would give its best for development of all sports in the state and lauded the KAA’s contribution in development of Kick boxing. He lauded the achievements of the players who brought laurels to the state in various national and international championships.Khandu extended his best wishes to the players from Arunachal who will be participating in the Wako Indian Open International Kick boxing Tournament-2020 slated to held in New Delhi from February 9 to 13. The KAA during the call on gave away appreciation letter to Khandu and also presented him a Kick boxing Jersey of the Association.Also Read: CMPVY scheme: Chief Minister Pema Khandu distributes POS machinesAlso Watch: AASU Activists waved Black Flag at Assam Minister Pijush Hazarika’s Convoy