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Dadt Repeal

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 resp...

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...

'Take a Marine Like Me'

Adelia Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adelia Moore

I found myself weepy as I read that the Senate had voted to repeal "Don't ask, don't tell." I wished that my father, Paul Moore, Jr., the Episcopal bishop of New York from 1970 to 1992, were alive to hear the news.

Joe Lieberman Reflects On Crusade To Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

The Daily Beast | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lieberman says he doesn't know whether the battle will help him politically, and his relationship with home-state Democrats may have deteriorated beyo...

Predicting National Politics

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

The political dynamic in Congress will force Obama to the political right and allow him to occupy a political center that is more in tune with the electorate we saw in November 2010.

Jon Kyl: DADT Repeal Could Cost Lives

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One day after the Senate voted to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell -- a Pentagon policy prohibiting gay troops from serving openly -- Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz...

Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell Is a Big Deal

Billie Jean King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billie Jean King

Years from now we may look back on Saturday's repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" and wonder why it was such as big deal. It should have been a no-brainer.

Dan Choi DADT Repeal Reaction: 'I'm Sure That This Is Sending Shockwaves' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former army lieutenant Dan Choi -- who was discharged from service under the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy after coming out and since has em...

GOP Senators Swing Back to Military, Boost New START Prospects

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Forced to choose between the recommendations of the US military and the extreme views of Senators Jon Kyl and Jim DeMint, enough Republican senators are going military to win Senate approval of the New START treaty this week.

DADT Repeal Marks Milestone In Fight For Gay Rights

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military is a step toward equality, advocates say, but a fight for other socia...

Gay Troops Cautiously Optimistic

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Don't cry," a 21-year-old specialist, one of the lieutenant's confidants, told his boss jokingly when news broke that 65 senators had voted to repeal...

John McCain DADT Repeal Reaction: 'Today Is A Very Sad Day'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), once a voice of optimism for repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, reportedly called Saturday "a very sad day" before the Senat...

Joe Manchin Faces GOP Backlash After Skipping DADT Repeal Vote For Holiday Gathering

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Newly-elected Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) was missing in action on Saturday as the Senate voted to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell -- a military policy pre...

DADT Repeal Vote Prompts Outpouring Of Reaction

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After the Senate voted on Saturday to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, a seventeen-year old Pentagon policy prohibiting gay service members from serving ...

Pentagon: Lifting 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Will Take Time

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates is reminding troops that "don't ask, don't tell" will remain military policy for at least a while lo...

DADT Repeal Vote Met With Celebration In Gay Community

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Word that the world's largest military power will allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military brought strong and swift re...

Congress Repeals DADT

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

To all the supporters of equality and Don't Ask, Don't Tell's death, I am so grateful. As the legislation signals a new chapter in our journey, I call on all soldiers to gain the courage to come out.

Some Senators Who Should Not Have Voted Against DADT Repeal

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

The roll call on the Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal is here. It seems to me that these following senators should not have voted against it.

Elise Foley

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Passes Senate Procedural Vote | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted 65-31 on Saturday to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell, defeating a 17-year policy of banning gay and lesbian service members f...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Faces Senate Vote Today

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a historic vote for gay rights, the Senate agreed on Saturday to do away with the military's 17-year ban on openly gay troops an...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Faces Landmark Senate Vote

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate was headed toward a landmark vote Saturday on legislation that would let gays serve openly in the military, testing wani...

Kirk Pressured Over Upcoming DADT Repeal Vote

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Newly-minted Senator Mark Kirk is facing pressure from his constituents over his opposition to the proposed repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The ch...

A Mother's Letter to the Senate

Randi Reitan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randi Reitan

As a mother blessed with a beloved gay son, I was appalled to see watch the Senate hearings on DADT crumble in an ugly and childish manner. You allowed discrimination to continue.