Articles Tagged 'Don’t Ask Don’t Tell'
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
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 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Congress repealed the policy in December and the Pentagon is already preparing to welcome gay military personnel, said the… READ MORE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
‘Don’t ask’ is repealed in historic vote
ByÂ Ed O’Keefe, The Washington Post
While opponents said repeal wouldÂ create a battlefield distraction that could endanger troops, supporters drew parallels to the military’s… READ MORE
‘Don’t ask’ bill OK’d by House, sent to Senate
By Seth McLaughlin-The Washington Times
Democrats jammed through the House a repeal of the ban on gays openly serving in the military, breathing new life Wednesday into a proposal that appeared dead a week ago and putting the pressure on theÂ Senate to take up the vote before the end of the year.
But even with the successful 250-175 vote… READ MORE
Senate’s agenda grows as time ticks
By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times
Forget about going quietly into the night.
Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a broad agenda for an end-of-session sprint that … READ MORE
McCain balks at â€˜donâ€™t askâ€™ report
ByÂ Joseph Weber-The Washington Times
Sen. John McCain of Arizona led a group of skeptical Republicans questioning a newÂ Pentagon report that supports the end… READ MORE
Graham: Repeal of ‘don’t ask’ unlikely
By Joseph Weber-The Washington Times
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Sunday the Senate likely doesn’t have enough Republican votes during Congress‘ lame-duck session … READ MORE