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Dadt Repeal

18 Years After Gay Sailor Beaten To Death, Mom Celebrates DADT Repeal

Chicago Heights Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 20 years, Chicago Heights has seen more than its share of young people murdered. But one of the most talked about deaths was the killing of a lifel...

Andrea Stone

Army Preps DADT Repeal Implementation

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Army has released its marching orders to train soldiers on how military life will look after the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tel...

ROTC at Harvard: Welcome Back

Daniel Arrigg Koh | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Daniel Arrigg Koh

Harvard was telling our most courageous community members that they weren't welcome to serve their country on Harvard soil, heightening its negative image as an ivory tower, elitist institution.

When it Comes to Winning Issues, Republicans are Losing

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

When it comes to winning, Republicans are like Charlie Sheen. That is, they think they are WINNING, but they're obviously not. But don't take my word ...

Army Trains For 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

AP | PAULINE JELINEK and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Army's top general kicked off the service's training program Thursday on the new law allowing gays to serve openly in the milit...

On Gay Rights, Should Conservative Christians Keep Fighting Or Adapt?

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

It appears increasingly obvious that social acceptance of gay men and lesbians and insistence on their equal rights are inexorable. A decision point is at hand for socially conservative Christians.

The ROTC Controversy: DADT Is Repealed, but Discrimination Remains

Noah Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Noah Baron

When I first heard of the repeal I was thrilled. It was with deep sadness that I discovered that our nation's armed forces continue to discriminate against transgender individuals as well.

GOProud Slams Tim Pawlenty Over Calls For Defunding DADT Repeal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The chairman of gay Republican group GOProud lashed out at former Minnesota Gov. and potential 2012 presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty Tuesday, sayin...

Amanda Terkel

Dems Push Pentagon To Give Veterans' Benefits To Gays Discharged Under DADT

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic lawmakers urged the Defense Department Thursday to allow all service members discharged under "don't ask, don't te...

Air Force Major Discharged Under DADT: I Expect Reinstatement By January

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SEATTLE — A lesbian flight nurse who was discharged under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy said Tuesday she hopes to be reinstated ...

Amanda Terkel

Military Looking To Quickly Move Forward On DADT Rollback, But Discharges Still Possible In Meantime

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pentagon officials said Friday that the Department of Defense is moving to speed the rollback of "don't ask, don't tell," and that Defen...

Obama DOJ Appeals Lesbian Air Force Major's Court-Ordered Reinstatement

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SEATTLE — A lesbian flight nurse discharged under "don't ask, don't tell" can rejoin the Air Force Reserve, even as the government appeals a jud...

Does Immigration Reform Have a Marketing Problem?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Instead of pointing out how unfair our policies are -- which is true but a loser's lament -- immigration-reform advocates need to make it clear that a massive-deportation philosophy will cost money.

Gordon Klingenschmitt, Former Navy Chaplain: DADT Repeal Is 'War On God,' Will Force Draft (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gordon Klingenschmitt, a former Navy chaplain discharged for misconduct, spoke recently about his opposition to the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell,"...

Amanda Terkel

The Cost Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The military's controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which is set to be rolled back in the coming months, expelled 3,664 service...

Reality: It Isn't Always What It Seems

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Reality isn't always what it seems, dear one. When you are tempted to lament or exclaim over good and bad luck, consider saying, "Maybe," and wait to see what happens.

WATCH: Cindy McCain Speaks Out Against DADT While John McCain Defends It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain's wife Cindy appears in a new ad that harshly criticizes the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, and government officials and ...

Report: Pentagon Study Group Finds Little Risk From DADT Repeal

Washington Post | Ed O'Keefe and Greg Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Pentagon study group has concluded that the military can lift the ban on gays serving openly in uniform with only minimal and isolated incidents of ...

White House Opposes 'Any Effort' To Kill DADT Repeal

The Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A top White House official issued a statement Monday evening saying the administration does not approve of any attempt to remove "don't ask, don't tel...

John McCain Vows To Make DADT Repeal Work (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the most outspoken adversary to the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," appeared to change his tone on the move Thursday, s...

Log Cabin Republicans Push Supreme Court On DADT Repeal

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — A Republican gay rights group on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a California trial judge's order barring enforceme...

Sam Stein

Poll: Obama Had Strong Standing With Gay Community Even Before DADT Repeal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Polling data conducted by a prominent Democratic firm shows that President Barack Obama's standing in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and tra...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Extended Indefinitely

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Monday indefinitely extended its freeze on a judge's order halting enforcement of the military's "don...

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?