Post Tagged with: "Dont Ask Dont Tell"
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates Jan. 6 described the Pentagon’s three-step process for preparing to allow gays to serve openly in the military services. At a Pentagon news conference with Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary Gates updated reporters on the department’s plan for implementing repeal of the [...]
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is pleased with today’s House of Representatives vote to repeal the law that bans gays from serving openly in the military, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said, and he hopes the Senate will follow suit before its current session ends. The House voted 250-175 to repeal the so-called “Don’t Ask, [...]
LOS ANGELES: A federal judge ordered the US government Tuesday to immediately suspend discharges of gays serving openly in the military, placing an injunction on enforcement of a 17-year-old ban. In a ruling hailed by gay servicemembers’ rights activists, the judge ordered Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the US government to “suspend and discontinue” proceedings [...]
WASHINGTON: The US Senate blocked a bid to lift a ban on gays serving openly in the military, thwarting the move with political maneuvering which now puts the issue on a back burner indefinitely. Democratic supporters of repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy — a 1993 compromise aimed at resolving the thorny issue of [...]
LOS ANGELES: A federal judge in California struck down the US ban on gays openly serving in the military, saying the policy is unconstitutional and violates free speech rights. Judge Virginia Phillips said evidence presented by the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay conservative group, clearly showed the policy discriminates against homosexuals by forcing them to [...]
WASHINGTON: The Defense Department’s review on the potential impact of repealing the ban on gays serving openly in the military will solicit input from troops of every service and rank — as well as their families — through surveys, focus groups and social media tools, the team heading up the review told Congress March 3. [...]