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washingtonblade.com - vol. 41, issue 43 - october 22, 2010

washingtonblade.com - vol. 41, issue 43 - october 22, 2010

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the lgbtq community news source
localnews
Hopes ade or D.C.to land 2014 Gay Gamesas new Cleveland grouppicked to run event.
PAGE 4
socialagenda
A group o talenteddesigners prepares orthe second annualNova Fashion Week.
PAGE 33
washingtonblade.com • vol. 41, issue 43 • october 22, 2010 • Still sharp after 40 years
halloweenmeans heels
Dave Perruzza on his12 years managing theHigh Heel Race, plus apreview o Tuesday’s contest.
PAGES 35 & 41
Court denies stay of injunction;Pentagon halts enforcementof ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
By CHRIS JOHNSONcjohnson@washblade.com
The struggle to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” re-ceived renewed national attention this week asthe Pentagon announced it would halt enorce-ment o the policy and a Caliornia ederal courtrejected the Obama administration’s request ora stay o the injunction against the law.The Pentagon announced that it would dis-continue enorcement o “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”ater U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips lastweek issued an injunction prohibiting the en-orcement o the law that confrmed her Septem-ber ruling striking down the statute.On Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Departmentsought an emergency stay with the U.S. NinthCircuit Court o Appeals. A decision rom thecourt wasn’t handed down by Blade deadline.Check the Blade’s website or updates on theinjunction.Cynthia Smith, a Deense Department spokes-person, said the Pentagon would adhere to thecourt injunction and stop discharges o gay, les-bian and bisexual service members.“The Department o Deense will o courseobey the law,” she said. “The Department willabide by the terms o the court’s order, eectiveas o the time and date o the injunction, unlessand until the injunction is stayed or vacated.”Smith said on Oct. 15, the Pentagon issuedguidance to military recruiters saying they couldno longer dismiss openly gay people who areinterested in joining the U.S. armed orces.
Choi, others begin to re-enlist
White House rejects gay judicial nominee
Supporters urged Schumer to ght for attorneyaccused of anti-Christian remarks
By CHRIS JOHNSON
cjohnson@washblade.com
The White House has rejected the recommended nomination o aNew York attorney who would have become the frst openly gay manto sit on the ederal bench, because o comments he reportedly madeabout the Pledge o Allegiance and Christmas that were deemed anti-Christian.In February, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) recommended thenomination o Daniel Alter to serve as a judge or the U.S. DistrictCourt or the Southern District o New York. Presidents traditionally ol-low the guidance o senators rom the state where there’s a vacancyor judicial nominations.But inormed sources told the Washington Blade that the WhiteHouse rejected Alter’s nomination because o remarks he reportedlymade regarding a case challenging inclusion o the phrase “underGod” in the Pledge o Allegiance. In addition, the White House report-edly objected to remarks that Alter made suggesting that merchantsnot wish shoppers “Merry Christmas” during the holidays.In a 2005 article published by Cybercast News Service, Alter isquoted as saying that a general holiday greeting is more appropriateand inclusive or retailers as opposed to saying “Merry Christmas.”“It seems both rom a business ... and a community perspective, that
socialagenda
Latino GLBT History Project holds its fth annual Hispanic LGBTQHeritage Awards reception.
PHOTOS, washingtonblade.comContinues on page 17Continues on page 12
nationalnews
Our man in Warsaw: Gay ormer Ambassador Michael Guestpresses LGBT issues at int’l conerence.
PAGE 8
Sen.
Chuck Schumer
’s pick or a ederal judicial post was rejected by the White House. Supporters o Daniel Alter asked Schumerto fght or the nomination, but Alter was dropped rom consideration.
Photo courtesy o Schumer’s ofce
 
2 washingtonblade.com • october 22, 2010
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