Tag Archives: DADT

Dan Choi’s DADT Trial Is This Week

Via press release: On March 28, Lt. Choi will defend himself in a rare criminal trial at the federal level for peaceful protest. The charges are “failure to obey a lawful order” by the US Park Police for protesting in front of the White House — a zone famous for free speech, assembly and petition for redress of grievance. Lt. ...

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Letter To A Gay WWII Soldier

Posted yesterday to Upworthy via Hypervocal which notes: “The pro-gay magazine, ONE, first published the letter in 1961 and the original is supposedly preserved in the Library of Congress.”

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NOM: Military Chaplains Under Attack!

Via today’s money beg from Brian Brown: Dear Joe,  As you know, President Obama is doing everything in his power to undermine the Defense of Marriage Act by pushing an aggressive, pro-gay marriage agenda in the military.  It should therefore come as no surprise that the individuals most directly and severely affected by the President’s actions are heroic military chaplains. ...

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Extends Some Rights To Gay Military Families

Outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta today extended some privileges to gay members of the military and their families. Among the benefits to be offered are military ID cards for spouses, joint duty assignments, and access to support programs for military families. Via press release from Panetta’s office: Seventeen months ago, the United States military ended the policy of “Don’t ...

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Chuck Hagel Grilled On Gay Rights

Clips are via AmericaBLOG where John Aravosis writes: Former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel was asked twice today about gays in the military, and gave answers that sounded somewhat rambling and confused. Which is odd, since he was obviously prepared for these kind of questions after the controversy over the past month regarding his past anti-gay statements while serving in the ...

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Tony Perkins: Military Suicides Are Rising Because Of DADT Repeal

“The volume of these decisions coming out of this administration is unbelievable, unbelievable. The stress in our military, when you look how they have used the military for their social experimentation: driving Christianity out, putting homosexuality in, suicide rate going through the ceiling. I think it was last year if I recall the numbers there were 349 suicides in 2012 ...

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Air Force Veteran Fired Under DADT Named As Inauguration Citizen Co-Chair

Former Air Force SSgt. David Hall, who was discharged under DADT, has been named a Citizen Co-Chair of President Obama’s second inauguration celebration.  Via press release from OutServe-SLDN, where Hall is now a staffer: “This is certainly the honor of a lifetime, and I am grateful to President Obama for his leadership in repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ so that ...

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Marine Corps Orders On-Base Social Clubs To Accept Gay Spouses

Responding to an ongoing controversy at Fort Bragg, the Marine Corps today issued a directive that on-base “spouses clubs” must admit the husbands and wives of gay service members. It’s a step that the other service branches have not yet announced as they grapple with how to accommodate same-sex couples following repeal of the don’t ask, don’t tell policy that ...

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ACLU WINS: Vets Discharged Under DADT To Get Full Separation Pay

Some service members discharged until DADT will finally receive their full separation pay thanks to a class action suit won today by the ACLU.  Windy City Times reports: “There was absolutely no need to subject these service members to a double dose of discrimination by removing them from the armed forces in the first place, and then denying them this ...

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HomoQuotable – Anthony Romero

“President Obama has utterly failed the first test of his second term, even before inauguration day. His signature means indefinite detention without charge or trial, as well as the illegal military commissions, will be extended. He also has jeopardized his ability to close Guantanamo during his presidency. Scores of men who have already been held for nearly 11 years without ...

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President Obama Signs Defense Funding Bill That Includes “Protections” For Anti-Gay Military Members & Clergy

Last night President Obama signed the funding authorization bill for the Department of Defense which includes “protections” against the punishment of military members and clergy who harass gay soldiers. Those so-called protections, sponsored by Rep. Todd Akin, were discussed here last month and were backed by GOP House members opposed to the repeal of DADT.  The president included a signing ...

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Tweet Of The Day

Colonel Margaret Cammermeyer, you should know, was played by Glenn Close in the 1995 movie Serving In Silence, which tracked her successful court battle to be reinstated to the Washington National Guard after her 1989 disclosure that she is a lesbian. Cammermeyer now serves on a civilian advisory committee to the Department of Defense after retiring from the National Guard ...

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Elaine Donnelly Has The Sadz

“Even though Congress made it very clear and it’s in the legislation that they intended the Defense of Marriage Act to be respected and honored on military bases, several times now the administration has allowed various branches of the service to disregard that. This is the most blatant example. I think West Point is going to disappoint many of its ...

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West Point Hosts First Gay Wedding

A West Point graduate got married today in the first same-sex wedding ever held on the legendary military academy’s campus. Penelope Gnesin and Brenda Sue Fulton, a West Point graduate, exchanged vows in the regal church in a ceremony conducted by a senior Army chaplain. The ceremony comes a little more than a year after President Obama ended the military ...

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Trans Woman To Head Gay Military Group

Transgender activist and former Human Rights Campaign staffer Allyson Robinson has been named as the head of the recently merged OutServe-SLDN. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: [H]er selection represents a huge breakthrough for a community that has received a level of respect in recent years but still faces overwhelming discrimination and high rates of violence, according to recent surveys by ...

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Porno Pete: I’m Pissed At Ryan Over DADT

“Has the USA, which professes to be ‘under God,’ sunk so far and so fast that the societal outrage that greeted a major liberal social-sexual experiment and propelled a GOP landslide less than two decades ago is now just a quaint memory of past prudery and ‘prejudice’? A nation in which sexual perversion is a ‘non-issue’ is a nation in precipitous moral ...

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SC Christian Group Calls For Soldiers To Abandon “Obama’s Sodomite Army”

An email from South Carolina’s Columbia Christians: The time is here for Christian men (and to our even further disgrace) Christian women, who are still members of the Pro-Sodomite U.S. Armed Forces, IAW the Word of God, to separate from the increasingly anti-Christ, anti-Biblical, wicked culture of the U.S. Military, which by Federal Law passed by the U.S. Congress, and ...

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Paul Ryan: DADT Is Behind Us

“Now that it’s done, we should not reverse it. I think that would be a step in the wrong direction because people have already disclosed themselves. I talked to a lot of good friends of mine who are combat leaders in the theater and they just didn’t think the timing of this was right to do this when our troops ...

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Tony Perkins: OK The DADT Repeal Hasn’t Been Bad, But Just You Wait 20 Years

“Has America’s military completely collapsed in the first year after repeal? Of course not–our service members are too professional to let that to happen. But these challenges are only a non-story because the media won’t tell the story. We need only look at no-fault divorce in the 1970s to recognize that radical shifts in public policy take decades to fully ...

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