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Report: Pentagon to Certify End of ’Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

By Lolita C. Baldor | Jul 21
The Associated Press is reporting that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will certify the end of the ban on openly gay and lesbian servicemembers on Friday, July 22.

Court Orders Immediate Halt to ’Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

By Lisa Leff | Jul 6
A federal appeals court ordered the U.S. government on Wednesday to immediately cease enforcing the longstanding ban on openly gay members of the military.

’Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Champion Visits Fire Island

By Michael K. Lavers | Jun 8
Former Congressman Patrick Murphy [D-Pa.] attended a fundraiser for his Pennsylvania attorney general campaign in Fire Island Pines, N.Y., on Sunday, June 5.

Gates: Little Impact on Military from Gay Policy

By Donna Cassata | Apr 7
Defense Secretary Robert Gates reassured U.S. warfighters in Iraq that allowing gays to serve openly in the military will have little impact on the armed forces, an argument largely echoed by the top leaders of the Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy.

Supporters of GLBT Patriots Push Back Over DADT Oversight Hearing

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 1
An oversight hearing chaired by an opponent to the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell has anti-gay groups excited at the prospect of hampering the anti-gay law’s retirement. But supporters of gay and lesbian patriots are standing firm.

Gay Calif Sailor Says He Can Stay in the Navy

Apr 1
A Navy petty officer who was investigated for violating the military’s ban on openly gay servicemembers says a review board at his California base has voted against his discharge.

Former Pa. Congressman Joins Courage Campaign

By Matthew E. Pilecki | Apr 1
Former Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy was one of the strongest voices on Capitol Hill in support of the military’s ban on openly gay and lesbian service members. He has partnered with the Courage Campaign to urge a more expedited repeal of "don’t ask, don’t tell" and to fight against other anti-LGBT measures.

Log Cabin Republicans: Don’t Delay, Do Repeal DADT

Mar 29
Gay rights advocates on Monday filed a challenge to a request by the Obama administration to keep the repealed "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy in place while the Pentagon prepares for an end to the ban on allowing gays to serve openly in the military.

Harvard president welcomes ROTC after 4-decade ban

By Jay Lindsay | Mar 7
Harvard University officially welcomed the ROTC back to the nation’s oldest college Friday as other elite campuses considered whether to lift their decades-old bans now that Congress has voted to allow gays to serve openly in the military.

Don’t Ask, Don’t... Fall Asleep Watching TV?

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 7
A sailor says he’s being drummed out of the Navy for an innocent incident in which he and a friend fell asleep on the same bed while watching television, CNN reported in March 5.

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