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Gays in Military

Homosexuality in the Military: An Anthropological Perspective

Nigel Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Barber

The Spartans were not alone in their institutionalization of homosexuality in the military. The same phenomenon occurred among the Japanese samurai.

Israel A Model (Of Sorts) On Gays In The Military

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Michelle Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) Israel, like the United States, is a largely secular society with deep religious roots. And ...

Hit the Showers! A Gay Veteran Responds to the DADT Repeal Survey and the Pentagon's Gay Sex Obsession

Rob Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Smith

The way some of the survey questions are structured is enough to make one think that its creators are as obsessed with gay sexuality as those who practice it regularly.

Gays in the Military: I'm Asking and the U.K. is Telling -- An interview with Baroness Kingsmill

Bill Donius | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Donius

While our country awaits a resolution to the outdated "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, I asked House of Lords member, Baroness Denise Kingsmill, how her country has been dealing with gays serving openly in their military since 2000?

Arizona mayor insults gay troops during Memorial Day speech

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

It's one thing to have a personal belief that homosexuality is a sin, but it's something else entirely to have that belief lead you into acting like a...

Obama Team Turns on Engines in Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Recently I had the opportunity to meet some "senior administration officials" regarding the contours of the recently released "National Security Strategy" by the President.

John Sheehan, US Ex-General, Apologizes For Dutch Gay Comments

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A retired American general has apologized for a remark to the U.S. Senate suggesting that gay Dutch soldiers were partl...

Dan Froomkin

'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal Falling Victim To Foot-Dragging | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Why is it taking so long to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell"? President Obama has repeatedly vowed to end the policy; the Democratic leadership of Congr...

Discredited Researcher: Gays in the Military Want to Rape Their Fellow Servicemen

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Paul Cameron, head of the Family Research Institute, claims he compiled data that shows that gays are four-to-seven times more likely to rap their fellow servicemen.

It's Time to Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell

Richard Arthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Arthur

No one doubts that gays have always served honorably in the military, but up until now they've served in the shadows. This must change.

Gates and Mullen To Testify On Repeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's top defense officials will tell the Senate on Tuesday that the military will no longer aggressively pursue disciplinary action again...

U.S. Allies Embrace Gay Military Personnel

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — When it comes to dealing with gay personnel in the ranks, the contrasts are stark among some of the world's proudest, toughest milita...

The Road Map For Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Center for American Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Then-Senator Barack Obama pledged during the 2008 presidential campaign that he would work with military leaders and Congress to repeal the law that b...

Jason Linkins

Rachel Maddow Calls Out Obama On "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Reacting to yesterday's decision by the Supreme Court to not hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the military's longstanding "don't ask d...

John Conyers: Obama "Becoming So Conservative Now That He's Got The Job"

The Michigan Messenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, the Detroit Democrat who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, says it is time to repeal the 16-year-old ban on openly gay ser...

Do Obama's Private Promises on Don't Ask Don't Tell Matter?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Second Lieutenant Sandy Tsao is being discharged from the military for informing her chain of command that she is gay. Remarkably, she received the following letter from President Obama.

Obama Needs to End Silence on Biggest Civil Rights Move of Our Time

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

There is no excuse at all -- none -- for the White House to allow the bigotry and harassment of gays and lesbians in the armed forces to stand. Gays populate the armed services now.

Gay Right To Adopt And Serve In Military Favored By Large Majority Of Americans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today, GLAAD released a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive in the wake of the passage of and protests against California's Proposition 8. T...

Focus On the Family Foresees Unrestricted Porn with Obama Presidency

Theresa Darklady Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Theresa Darklady Reed

Focus on the Family's "Letter from 2012 in Obama's America," tries to whip up fear by insisting that a future under a president Obama "could" see an end to the world as they wish to know it.

Witness Against "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Could Help End Policy

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Don't ask, don't tell. And, whatever you do, don't ask Elaine Donnelly to tell you what she thinks about gays in the military. The House Armed Servic...

75 Percent Back Gays Serving In Military: Massive Shift

Open Left | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There has been a massive swing in public opinion on homosexuals in the military since 1993: ABC News/Washington Post Poll. July 10-13, 2008. N=1,...

US Army Advertises For Recruits On Gay Website

USA Today | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Army, Navy and Air Force unwittingly advertised for recruits on a website for gays, who are barred from military service if they are open about th...