Congress held the first hearing last week on the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy since it was enacted in 1993. As you may know the law, signed by President Clinton, was the compromise reached after attempts failed to end the ban on gays and lesbians from serving in the […]
A response to a question at a public forum about the separation of church and state by a conservative Democrat running in Fairfax County’s 34th State Senate District last week brought the issue of his ties to a controversial religious movement even more to the forefront.
Time traveling back 40 or 50 years in my mind, I found the scene in front of me very familiar. The debate last week on gay marriage, in particular the amendment question on the Virginia ballot next Tuesday, could just as readily been a debate on integration in 1957, or […]