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Dadt Repeal

North Carolina Official: Richard Burr's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Vote Sanctions 'Sexual Predators'

Politics Daily | Mary C. Curtis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the surprises of the Senate's repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell," the policy banning gays from serving openly in the military, was the vote of S...

Eyewitness Account: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal a Tipping Point in America?

Bill Donius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Donius

If gays and lesbians can now serve with pride and integrity, as they have in the U.K. since 2000 as well as 34 other countries, will their service create other stepping-stones toward equality and social justice?

Sam Stein

Gay Rights Activists' Outlook Somber As Euphoria Over DADT Repeal Subsides | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW HAVEN -- The long-awaited repeal of the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy marked a modern day civil rights milestone. But while activists an...

Could 'Gay' Issue Create Conservative Schism?

Politics Daily | Matt Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fresh on the heels of Congress repealing "Don't ask, don't tell," there are reverberations within the conservative movement that have gone largely unn...

Republicans Turn On GOP Senator For Supporting DADT Repeal

Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr is weathering blows from fellow Republicans this week, following his decision to vote for the repeal of...

Biggest Loser of 2010: John McCain

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

Whatever kind of man Sen. John McCain was that inspired independents to praise him back in 2000, he certainly isn't today.

No Connection: Obama's Tax Deal and the Lame Duck Congress's Victory Week

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

What's astonishing is that the several unlikely legislative wins were accomplished in the waning days of the lame-duck session, when Republicans had every possible motivation to obstruct.

America's Promise: Reflections on DADT

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Almost every step forward has been the result of a small but determined group of farsighted Americans who see injustice when others do not, and who then work tirelessly to help others see the light.

President Obama, Evolve Already

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

WASHINGTON, DC - Like millions of Americans, I was so happy to see the president's bill signing ceremony. Don't Ask, Don' Tell created nearly 18 year...

Holiday Cheers for DADT Repeal, 9/11 Healthcare, and START, But It's Still the Economy, Stupid

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

DADT and passage of the 9/11 healthcare bill are second tier issues that will impact only a relatively small number of Americans. So yes, let's celebrate some wins this holiday season, but let's not let it blind us.

Barney Frank Talks 'Radical Homosexual Agenda' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) celebrated the repeal of the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell earlier this week by admitting he is pursuing a "radical hom...

Will Catholics Rejoice Over The Repeal Of DADT?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

The repeal of DADT is not about marriage, or sexual activity, but about something else, and something more important: simple human dignity. And the innate dignity of the human being is an overarching theme of Christian theology.

The Persistent President

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

In a few short weeks, the president has positioned himself as more bipartisan than the Republicans. If he stays the course, he will likely prevail in the 2012 presidential election.

Amanda Terkel

Military Service Chiefs Ready To Move Forward Quickly On DADT Repeal | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although several military service chiefs expressed opposition to repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, President Obama has spoken to them sin...

'Tis The Season For Gay Rights

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Tis the Season: A Victory for Civil Rights Let's celebrate this day, Dec 22 2010. It is the day President Barak Obama signs into the law the repeal o...

Is There a True Limited Government Standard in the G.O.P.?

Susan Bevan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Bevan

The repeal of DADT put a stop to big government at its worst -- and most intrusive. But what about when government tries to restrict the private medical choices of women?

The Don't Ask, Don't Tell Ghost Is Slain

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Anti-gay activists have long considered 1993's Don't Ask, Don't Tell compromise one of their most prized victories. Now the tables have finally turned.

Amanda Terkel

The Long Road To Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Susan Collins stood at her desk on the Senate floor, a copy of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) legislation before her, angrily berating...

Silent Night

Janet Langhart Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Langhart Cohen

Credit is owed to those Republican senators who risked the wrath of their colleagues by placing principle above party loyalty and by voting to reaffirm the principle of decency, fairness and justice for all, even in our military.

To the LGBT Community: Now That You Can Join the Military, Please Don't!

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

As we struggle to find a more civilized way to treat each other in this world, let us recognize the commonalities in the fight for LGBT rights and the fight to end war.

"New Start" and "DADT" Obama Wins Again (Critics Lose... Again)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The president's critics Left and Right all had one thing in common: impatience laced with no sense of history, thrown in for good measure. Obama critics' ideological ideas defined their "reality" rather than reality defining their ideas.

Opponents of Repealing DADT Echo Old Fears About Black Soldiers

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has set off waves of condemnation among anti-gay opponents. They'd do well to recall another decision that put an end to an unjust policy steeped in prejudice -- rather than fact.

How Do You Feel About The DADT Repeal?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" into law today. What is your reaction to this historic event? Submit your respo...

The Kiss - The Last Taboo for Gay Soldiers

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandip Roy

The venerables in the U.S. Senate finally caught on to what everyone knew long ago. Gay men and lesbians serve in the military. They always have. Aft...

New Ad Warns Of Draft Reinstatement In Wake Of DADT Repeal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The smear champions at Citizens United are out with a new advertisement connecting the repeal of the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell to a potential r...