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Gays And 'Trannies' Should Be Banned From The Military, Pundit Says

Posted 03.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay and lesbian service members have been able to serve openly since the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" in September 2011, but one notoriously righ...

'Conscience Protections': Death of the Military Chaplaincy?

Tom Carpenter | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Tom Carpenter

Many military chaplains celebrated the recent finding that DOMA was unconstitutional, not just because as a matter of justice, but also because overturning this law will make their jobs much easier. Some conservative chaplains who serve an important function supporting these commanders do not agree. Why?

How to Stop Sexual Assault at Military Service Academies: First, Legalize Sex

Bruce Fleming | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Bruce Fleming

Am I saying that sex itself, of any sort, is forbidden at taxpayer-supported military service academies? Yes. As it is, we make it impossible to show them what's wrong with unwanted sex when even wanted sex is against the rules.

WATCH: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Nears Anniversary, So What Happens Now?

Posted 08.04.2012 | Gay Voices

It's been almost a year since the controversial repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" -- so what happens now? That's the question asked on this great n...

Looking Inside The National Defense Authorization Act

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

A look at the $662 billion defense bill that would authorize funds for military personnel, weapons systems, national security programs in the Energy D...

Gay Veteran Speaks Out About Tense Exchange With GOP Candidate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Bob Garon, a 63-year-old gay military veteran, spoke on MSNBC Tuesday about his tense exchange Monday in Manchester, N.H. with Republican presidential...

Sam Stein

White House, Pelosi Signal Support For Standalone DADT Repeal Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just hours after the Senate failed to pass a defense authorization bill that included the repeal of the gay military ban known as "Don't Ask, Don't Te...

Sam Stein

Top Democrats 'Supportive' Of Keeping Senate In Session For 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top Senate Democrats are willing to keep the chamber in session longer than expected in order to overturn the military's "Don't Ask, Don...

Homophobia in Military: Not What You Would Think

Nigel Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Barber

A military that accepts differences, whether of race, or gender, or sexual orientation, is bound to be stronger. That is the take home message from the survey conducted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Pentagon Study: Gays Could Serve With No Harm

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Gay troops can serve openly in the armed forces without harming the military's ability to fight, the Pentagon's top leaders declare...

DADT Discharges Plummet

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — No U.S. service members have been discharged for being openly gay in the month since the Defense Department adopted new rules su...

The Time for Equal Rights for LGBT Americans Is Now!

Fran Drescher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fran Drescher

No group should be singled out by a mob mentality, and no one's rights should ever be compromised. There is no justification for that.

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...

How Other Countries Treat Gay Soldiers

CS Monitor | Stephen Kurczy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The US Congress appears poised to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military. That would take the US o...

Jason Linkins

DADT Repeal Activist Lt. Dan Choi Recalled To Active Duty [CORRECTION]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CORRECTION: Seems I got a bit ahead of the field here. Allow Richard Allen Smith, over at VetVoice, to explain: Reports began circulating earlier to...

Countries Where Gays Do Serve Openly In The Military

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Charles Sennott BOSTON -- In many corners of the world, the policy on gays in the military could be labeled this way: "Don't Ask, Don't Car...

Sam Stein

Dem Rep: "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Will Be Repealed Shortly

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The point man in Congress on overturning a law banning openly gay people from serving in the military predicted on Friday that the repeal would come s...

Thank You Congress

Aaron Belkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Belkin

Today, 77 members of Congress sent a letter to the White House urging President Obama to take the lead on "don't ask, don't tell" by issuing an immediate moratorium on further gay discharges.

Army Fired 11 Soldiers In January For Being Openly Gay

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Army fired 11 soldiers in January for violating the military's policy that gay service members must keep their sexuality hidden...

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...