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Dadt Repeal

A Slow Death for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Jon Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Davidson

The roller-coaster events of this September illustrate the dangers for the LGBT community of relying too heavily on promises from our friends.

Republicans Betray National Security With Impunity

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

This week, Senate Republicans held the US Military and their families hostage to appease their extremist, reactionary fringe. Yet, on Thursday in DC, ...

Stop Yelling at Harry Reid - Mitch McConnell Sank DADT Repeal

Christopher Neff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Neff

The gay community got played on Tuesday. The failed Senate vote on the National Defense Authorization Act stalled legislation to repeal "don't ask, do...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Debacle: Where We Are & Where We Go

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

Senator John McCain's mercurial positions on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" continue to tack further into right-wing bigotry land. He continues to move the goal posts for repeal.

Stewart On Blocked DADT Repeal: 'Are We Run By A**holes?' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last night on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart lamented the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" failing to move forward in the senate, leading him to ask if...

An executive order would repeal "Don't ask, don't tell"

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

This week Lady Gaga joined Maine's rally to send a message to the state's two moderate Republican senators, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, asking th...

Al Franken Chokes Up During Speech After 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Is Defeated (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) choked up during a speech on the Senate floor after the bill including a repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"...

What Else Was In 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Bill?

Mother Jones | Adam Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Republicans successfully mustered their entire caucus to block an up-or-down vote on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" on Tuesday, they were blocking a hec...

WATCH: Maddow Slams GOP, Obama Administration Over DADT

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow had tough words for both the GOP and the Obama administration after the defense authorization bill that could have led to the end of the...

Lady Gaga Maine Speech: Pop Star Suggests Homophobic Soldiers Should Be Discharged (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Multi-platinum artist Lady Gaga continued her onslaught against the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy Monday, with a self-written political sp...

Amanda Terkel

Colorado GOP Senate Nominee Ken Buck Opposes DADT Repeal: The Military Should Be 'As Homogeneous As Possible'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During a debate on Friday, Colorado GOP Senate nominee Ken Buck made some of his most direct comments to date opposing the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't ...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Showdown Looming In The Senate

Time | Mark Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If both houses pass the law and it wins President Obama's signature as part of the 2011 defense authorization bill, all it would take to end the ban i...

Lady Gaga Enters The Fray On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Debate With Video Message

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lady Gaga's crusade against "don't ask, don't tell" continued Thursday with a video message urging her fans to call their Senators and voice their opp...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Don't Pretend Tuesday's Vote Isn't About Discrimination

Christopher Neff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Neff

The Senate's scheduled vote at 2:15pm next Tuesday, September 21, is not a vote on cloture. It is a vote to continue legal discrimination, which bans gay men and lesbians from serving openly and honestly in the military.

Will Tea Party Climate Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"?

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

Our LGBTQ service members are prepared to defend this country with their lives, but not all of our service members are honored for their acts of bravery and patriotism.

Why Is John McCain Blocking Military Input on Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell?

Christopher Neff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Neff

John McCain is taking repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' out of the hands of the Department of Defense and Congress and placing it in the hands of a judge whose ruling he opposes. Why?

Stop the Lying: Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Being forced to lie daily about who you are is the ultimate killer of the soul. To inflict this on troops defending us is a destructive form of torture. That may not have been the intention, but that's what it is.

Repealing DADT -- It's Your Turn President Obama

Lt. Dan Choi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lt. Dan Choi

Judge Phillips has forthrightly exercised her unquestionable moral authority and lived up to her mandate to defend our constitution against a most vicious domestic enemy: discrimination against honest Americans.

Department of Defense, I Am Waiting to Receive My Survey

Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks

Surely, the Department of Defense can find a way to support the integrity of men and women who have already enrolled in the armed forces without sending out offensive surveys.

Margaret Cho Talks About New Album, Gay Rights & Head Lice

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

Here's the difference between you and Margaret Cho... Let's say that you'd been staying in a seedy motel in Casablanca and had become infested with h...

Dan Choi Now Officially Discharged Under DADT

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

Lieutenant Dan Choi's National Guard unit has notified him by mail and phone he has been fully discharged and is no longer serving as an American solider.

Robert Knight Cites Nonexistent Poll in Attack on DADT Repeal

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Last week, Knight made the incredibly wild accusation that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military would lead to "forced abortions." This week, he tries to top that accusation with one attacking the Log Cabin Republicans.

Milbloggers Urge Repeal Of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of prominent military bloggers blasted out a statement Wednesday calling on Congress to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and allow gays to serve...

Gay Rights Bill Advancing In House, Backers Say Don't Ask Don't Tell Will Be Repealed

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" law banning openly gay people from serving in the military and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act could be ...

Retired Chaplains Oppose Don't Ask/Don't Tell Repeal

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) More than 40 retired military chaplains warned President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert...