Articles Tagged 'DADT'
Pentagon announces that June is Gay Pride month for troops
By Hope Hodge, Human Events
It’s been about eight months since the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ban on gay troops serving openly came to an end, after a firestorm of debate that had even the different military service chiefs taking opposing sides.
Now, the AP reports that the Pentagon will take the month of June to celebrate gay pride.
“Details… READ MORE
Repeal of military gay ban gets mixed review after three months
By Rowan Scarborough-The Washington Times
Three months after President Obama lifted the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military, Pentagon officials say heterosexual troops are adjusting well to the new policy.
However, critics say they are just following orders, and many are complaining privately.
On the Joint Chiefs of Staff, even the most outspoken opponent of lifting the ban… READ MORE
Obama rebukes GOP candidates for not speaking up for gay soldier
ByÂ Dave Boyer-The Washington Times
PresidentÂ ObamaÂ has taken a swipe at the entire field of Republican presidential candidates, saying they are guilty of â€œsmallnessâ€ for failing to stand up for a gay U.S. service member who was booed by a few audience members at aÂ GOPÂ debate.
â€œWe donâ€™t believe in the kind of smallness that says itâ€™s OK… READ MORE
Pentagon downplays ending of â€˜donâ€™t ask, donâ€™t tellâ€™
ByÂ Rowan Scarborough-The Washington Times
The United States formally ends a decades-old ban on open gays in the ranks on Tuesday, a historic day that… READ MORE
New Gay Military Magazine Headed for Base Newsstands
ByÂ Justin Fishel, FoxNews.com
With the official repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” less than a month away, members of the military can expect to see a newÂ gay-themed magazine available at military exchange stores on Sept. 20, the same day the repeal goes into effect.
The gay-advocacy group OutServe launched the magazine last Spring and has already produced two… READ MORE
Panetta to Certify DADT Repeal Today
by Bryant Jordan, Military.com
Newly appointed Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is expected to formally certify today that the services are ready to implement the repeal of Donâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tell, the 17-year-old law that barred homosexuals from serving openly in the military.
The move comes just three weeks after he was formally sworn into office and little more than
Court: â€˜Donâ€™t ask, donâ€™t tellâ€™ to stay in place
By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer-Associated Press, The Washington Times
LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” The militaryâ€™s â€œdonâ€™t ask, donâ€™t tellâ€ policy is back in place for the time being, with one major caveat: The government is not allowed to investigate, penalize or discharge anyone who is openly gay.
A San Francisco federal appeals court ordered the military to temporarily continue the controversial… READ MORE
Court orders immediate halt to gay military ban
LISA LEFF,Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) â€” A federal appeals court ordered the U.S. government on Wednesday to immediately cease enforcing the ban on openly gay members of the military, a move that could speed the end of the 17-year-old rule.
Congress repealed the policy in December and the Pentagon is already preparing to welcome gay military personnel, said the… READ MORE
Hearing on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal
WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) — As U.S. lawmakers hold a hearing on repealing the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, a gay sailor facing discharge was told he could stay in the Navy.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek Morado, 26, stationed at California’s Naval Air Station Lemoore, 35 miles south of Fresno, was told Thursday a panel of two naval… READ MORE
Pentagon revises ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ discharge procedures
WASHINGTONÂ â€”Â Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday ordered all discharges under the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy to be done with the approval of a Pentagon-appointed team.
In a memo obtained by NBC News, Gates said discharges now must have approval from secretaries of the Army, Air Force and Navy, and only in consultation with the… READ MORE