Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Tuesday, Sept. 20, marks the official repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law — the controversial military policy.
Allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military is a step toward equality, advocates say, but a fight for other social changes such as gay marriage still lies ahead.
Republicans blocked a last-ditch effort in the Senate to lift the military’s ban on openly gay troops on Thursday, dealing a major blow to gay rights groups.
The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military to remain in place while a federal appeals court considers the issue.
A federal appeals court has frozen a judge’s order halting the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, even as the Pentagon has announced it will accept openly gay recruits. A three-judge panel of the 9th […]
The Obama administration on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to immediately suspend a judge’s ruling that overturned the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays.
The Justice Department has asked a U.S. judge to allow the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays to continue during an appeal.
Senate Republicans have blocked an effort to repeal the law banning gays from serving openly in the military.
Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked legislation that would have repealed the law banning gays from serving openly in the military.