Tag Archives: DADT

Obama On DADT Anniversary

Via press release from the White House: A year ago today, we upheld the fundamental American values of fairness and equality by finally and formally repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Gay and lesbian Americans now no longer need to hide who they love in order to serve the country they love. It is a testament to the professionalism of our ...

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Anniversary

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Help! They’re Being Oppressed! Again!

Elaine Donnelly is still quivering with rage over something that happened five months ago.

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GOP Rep. Jim Jordan: If Romney Wins We’re Going To Try To Reinstate DADT

Think Progress reports: A leading House Republican wants to re-instate the military’s former ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy if his party takes control in November. In an interview with ThinkProgress at the Values Voters Summit on Friday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said he “certainly” supports “going back to the previous policy” of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He left open the ...

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Help! They’re Being Oppressed!

Last week’s study that the repeal of DADT has had zero negative impact on “unit cohesion, morale, and retention” was nothing but lies!

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Photo Of The Day

Matt Stopera has the caption: “Ricky Watson of Littleton, Colorado wipes tears from his eyes after he thanked U.S. President Barack Obama for repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ at a campaign rally in Golden, Colorado. Watson was kicked out of the Air Force 25 years ago for being gay.”

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GOP Introduces Senate Bill To Ban Same-Sex Weddings On Military Bases

Two GOP Senators yesterday introduced a bill than would ban military bases from hosting same-sex weddings. U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe hasn’t given up his resistance to the acceptance of gays and lesbians in the military or same-sex marriage. On Tuesday, Inhofe and fellow Republican Roger Wicker of Mississippi introduced a measure that would ban same-sex marriages on military bases and ...

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New Study: No Effect From DADT Repeal

A newly-published study by the Palm Center reveals no negative impact on “military readiness, unit cohesion, recruitment, retention or morale” from the repeal of DADT. The authors of the study, who included professors at U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Marine Corps War College, arrived at this conclusion after soliciting the views of 553 ...

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USMC Commandant: I’m Not Seeing Any Problems Since The Repeal Of DADT

The Commandant of the Marine Corps says that he’s not heard of any problems related to the repeal of DADT. Michael Lavers reports at the Washington Blade: “I don’t think there is a problem,” said Commandant Gen. James Amos during a National Press Club luncheon in downtown Washington. “I don’t see it. I don’t hear about it.” [snip] “We obey ...

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GOP Platform On Military Slams “Social Experimentation” On LGBT Rights

FRC president Tony Perkins engineered the GOP plank against same-sex marriage. And now it appears that the detestable Elaine Donnelly had a hand in the plank about gays in the military. President Obama’s expansion of gay rights in the military, including on-base same sex marriage and wearing uniforms in gay pride parades, would be radically yanked back in a Mitt ...

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ACLU Denounces Paul Ryan

This morning the ACLU sent out a blistering denouncement of Rep. Paul Ryan’s track record on LGBT rights and civil liberties. Via press release: In response to Mitt Romney’s announcement of his vice presidential pick of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the American Civil Liberties Union Liberty Watch 2012 campaign this morning released a brief report that reveals an appalling civil ...

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Meet Your First Out U.S. General

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network reports the big news via press release: Former Army Colonel Tammy Smith has become the first openly gay flag officer to come out while currently serving in the U.S. military. She was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in a private ceremony which took place today at the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. BG ...

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GOP Complains About San Diego Pride

Members of the GOP are furious about the Pentagon’s one-time exception that allowed members of the military to march in full uniform during Saturday’s gay pride parade in San Diego. As I noted at the time, the Department of Defense has a long-standing rule against wearing uniforms at any civilian event. Congressional Republicans challenged Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday ...

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Elaine Donnelly Is Ever So Pissed

“It is very inappropriate for uniformed members of the armed forces to be marching in a gay pride parade, in this case. This is the kind of thing many of us predicted if the 1993 law were repealed. We warned we would have manifestations of a San Francisco military. That is ludicrous to say that only one time in San ...

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SAN DIEGO: Military Members Make First Ever Gay Pride Appearance In Full Uniform

For the first time since the repeal of DADT, today in San Diego members of the military marched in a gay pride parade in full uniform. Earlier this week the Pentagon, which typically does not allow uniformed personnel to march in civilian events, said that it was making a one-time exception for San Diego Pride. The loudest cheers from the ...

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From The Illinois Family Association

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POST DADT: Outserve & SLDN To Merge

Via press release: The boards of directors of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) and OutServe today announced the intent to combine the two organizations into a single organization by October 2012 with a new name and a newly configured board of directors led by a representative from each existing organization. In the intervening period, the boards and staff of both ...

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Elaine Donnelly: Still Pissed

“In the presence of President Obama, gay activists were dancing, literally dancing together as same-sex couples to the Marine Corps band. You had some of them taking pictures of themselves making an obscene gesture to the portrait of President Ronald Reagan. They are using the culture of obedience in the military to advance the LGBT agenda. The next president of ...

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Rep. Adam Smith Introduces House Bill To Change Military’s Definition Of “Spouse”

Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) has introduced a House bill that would change the definition of military spouses. The bill would open military benefits to the husbands and wives of married gay service members. SLDN cheers via press release: Army Veteran and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis today applauded the introduction of HR 6046, the Military Spouses ...

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VIDEO: Pentagon Pride Event

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