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Obama Dadt Repeal

WATCH: Lesbian Couple Who Met In High School And Joined Military Together Tell Their Story

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Engaged lesbian couple Amanda Ortiz and Rachel Murphy recently joined HuffPost Live to talk about their relationship. The two met in high school an...

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On September 20, 2011 -- exactly one year ago today -- "don't ask, don't tell" was repealed and gays, lesbians and bisexuals were finally allowed to j...

Max J. Rosenthal

Military Gays Demand Greater Equality

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a campaign event in Maryland on Friday, President Barack Obama trumpeted the repeal of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy as a signat...

Vet Heckles Perry Over Controversial Ad

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry was heckled Sunday in Ames, Iowa over his recent ad criticizing President Barack Obama for signing legisl...

Herman Cain: I Should Have Spoken Up After Gay Soldier Was Booed

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- (AP/The Huffington Post) Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says that he should not have stayed silent after the audience at ...

Amanda Terkel

Gay Military Members Wear Uniforms To Big LGBT Dinner

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 15th annual fundraising dinner for the Human Rights Campaign on Saturday was different from past events for one big reason: Openly g...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Blasts GOP Candidates' Silence When Gay Soldier Was Booed

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama forcefully called for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act on Saturday night at the annual Human Rights Campaign fu...

Obama Headlines Gay Rights Dinner

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sharp rebuke of his Republican rivals, President Barack Obama said anyone who wants to be commander in chief must support the entir...

Fair Opportunity, Greater Effort

Joe Sestak | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Joe Sestak

My belief in the repeal of DADT is based upon my experience of the conviction that the more people given a fair opportunity for their own achievement means a greater effort for the common purpose of America.

Obama Hails DADT Repeal: 'Today, Every American Can Be Proud'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- President Barack Obama is marking the end of the ban on gays serving in the military. He says the armed forces ...

Pentagon: U.S. Military Is Ready For The End Of DADT

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

By ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The military has begun accepting applications from openly gay recruits but will not act on them unt...

Lawmakers Seek To Delay DADT Repeal

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two top Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee have asked Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to delay the new policy allowing gay...

Prominent Gay Rights Protesters Make Amends With Obama

Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

By Mark Egan NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama has delivered important political victories for gays but is unlikely to push his support for ga...

Military: Half Of U.S. Forces Trained On DADT Repeal

AP | PAULINE JELINEK and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than a million U.S. troops – roughly half the armed forces – have been trained on the new law allowing gays to ser...

Log Cabin Republicans Urge Immediate End To 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

AP | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — Gay rights advocates on Monday filed a challenge to a request by the Obama administration to keep the repealed "don't ask, don't...

Amanda Terkel

Military Service Chiefs Ready To Move Forward Quickly On DADT Repeal

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although several military service chiefs expressed opposition to repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, President Obama has spoken to them sin...

Obama Press Conference: President Discusses 'Season Of Progress' At Year-End News Conference

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Buoyant in political victory, President Barack Obama on Wednesday wrapped up a long, rough year in Washington by rejoicing in a rar...

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...

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...

Sam Stein

DADT Repeal Could Come Down To Obama-McCain Proxy Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The decision by congressional Democrats to put forward a standalone repeal of the military's ban on openly gay servicemembers may pit Pr...

Amanda Terkel

Will Scott Brown's Support For DADT Repeal Boost His Reelection Prospects?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) may be breaking away from his Tea Party supporters who poured blood, sweat and tears into getting him into of...

Amanda Terkel

DADT Repeal Advocates Call For More Aggressive White House Outreach To Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With negotiations heating up over whether the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will be brought up in the lame duck session of C...

Obama DOJ Objects To DADT Injunction

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — Attorneys for the Obama administration objected Thursday to a proposed worldwide injunction being considered by a California federal...

White House Seeks To Speed Up 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A proposal to step up the repeal of the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military but still allow the Pentagon time &...