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washingtonblade.com – vol. 41, issue 21 – may 21, 2010

washingtonblade.com – vol. 41, issue 21 – may 21, 2010

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the lgbtq community’s news source

A life in pictures
Rehoboth’s Tony Burns donates archive of 50,000 photos. Plus: Our top 10 picks for the beach season. PAGE 27

national news
ENDA's fate remains uncertain as activists continue to push Congress to act now. PAGE 12

local news
Council members sign petition urging Adrian Fenty to rescind honor given to anti-gay organization. PAGE 6

washingtonblade.com • vol. 41, issue 21 • may 21, 2010 • Still sharp after 40 years

Key senator says hold off on
the lgbtq community’s news source

A life in pictures
Rehoboth’s Tony Burns donates archive of 50,000 photos. Plus: Our top 10 picks for the beach season. PAGE 27

national news
ENDA's fate remains uncertain as activists continue to push Congress to act now. PAGE 12

local news
Council members sign petition urging Adrian Fenty to rescind honor given to anti-gay organization. PAGE 6

washingtonblade.com • vol. 41, issue 21 • may 21, 2010 • Still sharp after 40 years

Key senator says hold off on

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A life inpictures
Rehoboth’s
Tony Burns
donates archive of 50,000photos. Plus: Our top 10picks for the beach season.
PAGE 27
localnews
Council members signpetition urging
AdrianFenty
to rescind honor givento anti-gay organization.
PAGE 6
nationalnews
ENDA's fate remainsuncertain as activistscontinue to pushCongress to act now.
PAGE 12
the lgbtq community’s news source
washingtonblade.com • vol. 41, issue 21 • may 21, 2010 • Still sharp after 40 years
Ben Nelson wantsto wait, followguidance from Gates
By CHRIS JOHNSON  cjohnson@washblade.com
A key U.S. senator has told theBlade that he opposes repealing“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” at this time.In a brief exchange on CapitolHill, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) saidTuesday he would vote against aneffort next week to overturn the law.He said he wants to adhere to guid-ance from Defense SecretaryRobert Gates and Chairman of theJoint Chiefs of Staff Adm. MichaelMullen on holding off on repeal.Asked whether he would votein favor of a repeal measure,Nelson replied, “No, I want to fol-low with the advice and the sug-gestions of Secretary of DefenseGates to have the study that isunderway right now before wemake that final decision —because it’s not a question of‘whether,’ it’s a question of ‘how.’”A vote on repealing “Don’t Ask,Don’t Tell” as part of major defensebudget legislation could take placenext week during the Senate ArmedServices Committee markup of thefiscal year 2011 defense authoriza-tion bill. Markup proceedings arescheduled to begin May 26 and areclosed to the public.It remains unclear whetherthere are enough votes on thecommittee to make repeal part ofthe legislation. Mustering enoughvotes to repeal the statute couldbe a challenge for opponents of“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” followingNelson’s comments.Repeal efforts were complicatedlast month after Gates released a
Kellan Baker
on his personal hero andthe importance of privacy.
Page 28
socialagenda
LGBT staff group returns to Capitol Hillafter hiatus, elects officers.
Page 18
localnews
Katherine Wone
, wife of slain attor-ney Robert Wone, testified thisweek about her husband’s relation-ship with the three gay men chargedin connection with his murder.
Washington Blade photo by Michael Key
Trial begins withwife’s testimony,chilling 911 tape
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.lchibbaro@washblade.com
The wife of slain attorneyRobert Wone testified this weekabout her husband’s friendshipwith three gay men charged withobstructing a police investigationinto his murder.Katherine Wone, who becamethe government’s first witnessMonday in a complex and long-awaited trial, said the couplegave money to a Virginia gaygroup that Joseph Price, one ofthe defendants, once chaired.Price, 39, his domestic partner,Victor Zaborsky, 44, and the cou-ple’s housemate, Dylan Ward, 39,are charged with obstruction of jus-tice, conspiracy to obstruct justiceand evidence tampering in con-nection with Wone’s August 2006stabbing death in their DupontCircle area townhouse. No one hasbeen charged with the murder.If convicted on all threecounts, the defendants face apossible maximum sentence of38 years in prison.
Wone’s widowtakes the stand
Key senator says hold off on ‘Don’t Ask’ repeal
Sen.
Ben Nelson
, right, talks with U.S. Army General
David Petraeus
. Nelson this week said he would voteagainst a legislative effort to overturn "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
Photo courtesy of Nelson’s office
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