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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 [...]
WASHINGTON: The US military is ready to accept openly gay recruits for the first time in the country’s history, officials said, as a judge upheld an order ending a controversial ban on homosexuals serving in the armed forces. But the military will tell potential recruits that the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” rule could still [...]
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 [...]
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s administration reached a deal with top lawmakers in Congress designed to end a US ban on gays serving openly in the military. Obama vowed to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which forces gays and lesbians to hide their orientation or face expulsion from the military, and has come under [...]
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. [...]
WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today established a Defense Department panel to prepare the military for the potential elimination of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bans openly gay people from serving in the armed forces. The working group is tasked to assess the relevant issues within a year in an effort to [...]