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25 Of The Most Memorable Moments Since The Repeal Of DADT

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 09.20.2012 | Gay Voices

On September 20, 2011 -- exactly one year ago today -- "don't ask, don't tell" was repealed and gays, lesbians and bisexuals were finally allowed to j...

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...

The Grinches (Who Tried) to Steal the Lame Duck

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The people of Whoville wanted leadership a lot, But the Grinches who run the GOP did not. Legislation in the Lame Duck? How could it be?! They wanted...

DADT Repeal: Obama Signing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Bill Into Law

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed a new law Wednesday that will allow gays for the first time in history to serve openly in America's m...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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.

'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...

House Plans To Vote On Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a new showdown, the House this week will take up a bill that would overturn the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gay...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal To Get Senate Vote

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A proposal by Senate Democrats to repeal the military's 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops stalled Wednesday after a key Republic...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Senate Repeal Defeated By GOP Filibuster

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked an effort by Democrats and the White House to lift the ban on gays from serving openly in the...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Vote Coming Next Week

The Washington Blade | Chris Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Blade has learned that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) intends to schedule a vote next week on major defense budget legislat...

Early 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Gay-Ban Vote Draws Critics

Time | Mark Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When it first became law in 1993, "Don't ask, don't tell" was a congressional slap at the Clinton Administration's impertinent attempt to allow openly...

DADT Repeal Vote: Congress To Vote On Military Gay Ban

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The House has passed an amendment to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The amendment, tied to a defense bill, passed with 234 yeas and 194 nays....