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Gillibrand plans amendment to cut off ‘Don’t Ask’ funding

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A leading opponent of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the U.S. Senate on Saturday announced plans to introduce a budget amendment that would cut off funds for implementing the law, according to The Advocate.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) reportedly made the announcement during a speech Saturday at a Human Rights Campaign dinner in New York City.

“Tonight, I am announcing that I plan to introduce an amendment to the budget that will bar the use of funds for the enforcement of this policy,” she was quoted as saying.

The senator reportedly said she has been an opponent of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” because the law “is a threat to the men and women in our armed services, and a threat to our national security.”

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  1. Peter the Saint

    February 8, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Congress has every right to cut off the DADT funding. In fact, it is the main component of their job on Capitol Hill, budgets and spending. When Robert Gates proposed getting rid of wasteful spending on jets, Congress was more than happy to cut the fat.

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National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Certifies Brown, Naff, Pitts Omnimedia, Inc

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Washington, D.C. — Brown, Naff, Pitts Omnimedia, Inc, the parent company of the Washington Blade and Azer Creative, announced today it has been certified by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) as an LGBT Business Enterprise. The NGLCC supports and advocates for diversity and inclusion for LGBT-owned businesses. With this certification the Blade’s parent company joins more than 510 business and 134 corporate partners of the NGLCC.

Brown, Naff, Pitts Omnimedia, Inc. owns and operates the Washington Blade, the oldest and most acclaimed LGBT newspaper in the country. In 2012, the company launched Azer Creative, a full-service design firm. The company employs more than a dozen full-time LGBT staff.

“We are excited to become one of the 500 LGBT businesses across the country certified by NGLCC,” said Lynne Brown, the Blade’s publisher and a co-owner of the company. “The LGBT community has been part of our company from the beginning and we look forward to continue that for many years to come.”

The Washington Blade was founded in 1969 and is known as the “newspaper of record” for the LGBT community both locally and nationally. Visit washingtonblade.com for more information. Azer Creative is a full-service graphic design firm based in Washington, D.C. Visit azercreative.com for more information. 

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Vote now for the 2013 Best of Gay DC!

Choose in dozens of categories among hundreds of nominees, and make your voice heard!

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Nominate the ‘Best of Gay D.C.’ now!

Dozens of categories cover all the best for LGBT Washington. Who deserves the prize this year?

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