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As Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Ends, One Formerly Abused, Discharged Sailor Wants to Re-Enlist

September 20, 2011 | 10:58 am

As Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Ends, One Formerly Abused, Discharged Sailor Wants to Re-Enlist

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The U.S. military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy is officially repealed today. OutServe magazine is marking the occasion with this poignant photo feature called “101 Faces of Courage,” described by the publication this way: The following 101 photos represent the approximately 70,000 currently serving LGBT military personnel. We serve in every country, in every conflict, […]

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Obama Ends ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

July 22, 2011 | 2:23 pm

Obama Ends ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday formally signed off on ending the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military, doing away with a policy that has been controversial from the day it was enacted and making good on his 2008 election campaign promise to the gay community. The president joined Defense […]

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Morning Splash: Oakland Police Overhaul; Court Halts Don’t Ask Don’t Tell; Witness Criticizes BART Police Shooting; Red Vic Movie House to Close

July 7, 2011 | 6:51 am

Morning Splash: Oakland Police Overhaul; Court Halts Don’t Ask Don’t Tell; Witness Criticizes BART Police Shooting; Red Vic Movie House to Close

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Oakland police chief unveils plan for department overhaul (Oakland Tribune) Grappling with an expected bump in the summer crime rate and a force of officers quickly falling to what could be an all-time low number, Oakland police Chief Anthony Batts detailed this week a plan to dramatically overhaul the structure of the department he commands. […]

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July 6, 2011 | 12:39 pm

Court Bars Further Enforcement of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A federal appeals court has barred further enforcement of the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said Wednesday the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy must be immediately lifted now that the Obama administration says it’s unconstitutional […]

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December 18, 2010 | 11:11 am

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Passes, 65-31

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1 p.m.: A quick selection of media coverage of the repeal vote: Advocate: Repealed! New York Times: Senate Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Washington Post: Senate votes to overturn gay military ban Politico: Six Republicans push ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ over the top 12:30 p.m.: REPEAL PASSES 65-31. Senator Evan Bayh is acting as president […]

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December 16, 2010 | 2:13 pm

Nancy Pelosi’s Comments After Passing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal

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The days of Democratic agenda-setting are dwindling to a precious few, but yesterday Nancy Pelosi and team were decidedly in the House, muscling through a repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Now — as usual — it’s up to the crazy-rules Senate, where Sen. Joe Lieberman says he has the 60 votes necessary for passage. […]

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House Votes to Repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell; Snowe Commits in Senate

December 15, 2010 | 2:42 pm

House Votes to Repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell; Snowe Commits in Senate

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Two Don’t Ask Don’t Tell developments today: The House has voted to repeal the military policy, which bans gays and lesbians from openly serving. And GOP Sen. Olympia Snowe announced that she would support repeal. Talking Points Memo calculates that supporters of doing away with the ban are now within one vote of success in […]

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December 9, 2010 | 6:40 pm

Senate Blocks Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

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From AP: Senate Republicans blocked a major year-end push by Democrats to lift the military’s ban on openly gay troops on Thursday, dealing a huge blow to gay rights groups’ hopes for repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” any time soon. President Barack Obama instantly appealed to lawmakers to make another, last-ditch try before going […]

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Obama Calls For End to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell “As Soon As Possible”; Full Pentagon Study Online

November 30, 2010 | 3:19 pm

Obama Calls For End to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell “As Soon As Possible”; Full Pentagon Study Online

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The Pentagon today released a study on its “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy that showed an overwhelming majority of military personnel thought there would be few if any negative consequences to lifting the ban on gays and lesbians serving. Read the full report here. In response, President Obama has issued the following statement, calling on […]

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November 12, 2010 | 12:19 pm

Supreme Court Allows Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Ban During Appeal

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From AP: 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. The court did not comment in denying a request from the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group, to step into the ongoing federal […]

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