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During Hagel's nomination process, some LGBT groups were upset over anti-gay remarks he made in 1998. Hagel subsequently
Last month, Baldwin wasn't so sure. Speaking on MSNBC, she said she first wanted to hear Hagel speak about how he has "evolved
As a gay man who had to live under the oppressive "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) policy, I'm shocked that Hagel didn't support DADT repeal sooner. I'm also shocked that he didn't even make a public statement of support for DADT repeal. Instead, he wrote a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer.
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In his letter to Boxer, Hagel also clarified his views on other hot topics. He said he "strongly" supports the Obama administration's
I am willing to accept his apology, which Ambassador Hormel has now accepted, even if reluctantly, because Hagel will work for President Obama, and I don't believe the president would nominate anyone to this sensitive position who will not be supportive of the LGBT community.
The expected nomination of Senator Hagel to defense secretary has prompted the Log Cabin Republicans to take a full-page ad criticizing his gay rights record. HuffPost Senior Political Reporter Amanda Terkel joins Ahmed to break this down.
In late December, Frank issued a blistering statement calling Hagel's opposition to Hormel "aggressively bigoted," adding
View the Log Cabin Republicans' Washington Post ad (click here for larger view): "And let's be clear about one thing: no
Putting a man with such a poor record of LGBT support in charge of the continuing implementation of the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" would be a disaster for gay and lesbian soldiers. President Obama could and should do better.