In an article published in the Washington Times, CMR President Elaine Donnelly highlighted the long-term consequences of the Supreme Court's failure to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage as the bond of one man and one woman:
Excerpt:"There are no estimates of long-term costs for extending spouse and dependent benefits to a new class of beneficiaries, with or without marriage, but if the drain on funds cannot be sustained, benefits intended for families will be cut for everyone . . . Read More
In September 2003 a three-judge panel of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reaffirmed the Motion for Summary Judgment that had been approved by U. S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth in August 2002. The case finally ended on May 17, 2004, when the Supreme Court denied the petition of Plaintiff Carey D. Lohrenz for a writ of certiorari.The federal courts dismissed the bogus case for a simple reason: There were no issues of material fact brought by Plaintiff Lohrenz that would have justified a jury trial. . . Read More
Elaine Donnelly, President of the Center for Military Readiness, expressed great satisfaction in CMR’s second, decisive victory in litigation filed against CMR by Carey Dunai Lohrenz, a former F-14 pilot, more than seven years ago. In an opinion released on December 12, a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. Circuit voted unanimously that U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberthwas correct in dismissing Lohrenz v. Donnelly & CMR on a Motion for Summary Judgment on August 16, 2002.In dismissing the appeal with an opinion written by Judge Judith W. Rogers, the Court stated emphatically that Lohrenz was a “ public figure” for purposes of public comment, and that her claim to the contrary “rings hollow.” . . . Read More
The pending National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2015 includes elements that are problematic and needlessly disruptive to our military. Provisions of concern to the Center for Military Readiness, which should be reconsidered, are excerpted here: H.R. 4435, Sec. 527 and here: S. 2410, Sec. 523 & Sec. 552
A. Mandate for Feminist Meddling in Military Misconduct CasesThe Senate Armed Services Committee version of the NDAA bill (S. 2410, Sec. 523& Sec. 552) would establish yet another power base in the Pentagon for feminists who believe that a person accused of sexual misconduct is automatically . . .