Articles Tagged 'Don’t Ask Don’t Tell'

Obama rebukes GOP candidates for not speaking up for gay soldier

October 3, 2011
By Dave Boyer-The Washington Times President Obama has taken a swipe at the entire field of Republican presidential candidates, saying they are guilty of “smallness” for failing to stand up for a gay U.S. service member who was booed by a few audience members at a GOP debate. “We don’t believe in the kind of smallness that says it’s OK… READ MORE

New Gay Military Magazine Headed for Base Newsstands

September 1, 2011
By Justin Fishel, 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 new 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

July 22, 2011
by Bryant Jordan,
Newly appointed Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is expected to formally certify today that the services are ready to implement the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’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

July 7, 2011
LISA LEFF,Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 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 Congress repealed the policy in December and the Pentagon is already preparing to welcome gay military personnel, said the… READ MORE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

April 1, 2011
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‘Don’t ask’ is repealed in historic vote

December 19, 2010
By Ed O’Keefe, The Washington Post While opponents said repeal would 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

December 16, 2010
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 the 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

December 15, 2010
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 …

McCain balks at ‘don’t ask’ report

December 3, 2010
By Joseph Weber-The Washington Times Sen. John McCain of Arizona led a group of skeptical Republicans questioning a new Pentagon report that supports the end… READ MORE

Graham: Repeal of ‘don’t ask’ unlikely

November 29, 2010
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 …

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