Category Archives: DADT

GLAAD to Inexplicably Honor Bill Clinton

Thursday, April 4, 2013 GLAAD, America’s leading gay Uncle Tom organization, will honor Bill Clinton with its Advocate for Change Award. Despite signing both ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ (DADT) and the Defense of Marriage Act, (DOMA), cowardly actions designed to … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012 A Marine hoists the LGBT rainbow flag at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. The picture was posted at Wipeout Homophobia’s Facebook page. On Memorial Day 2012, let’s take a moment to remember DADT was finally … Continue reading

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Just 10% of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Surveys Completed

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 Just 10% of the 400,000 servicemembers asked to complete a survey about the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” have responded so far, and Defense Department officials don’t understand it. DoD spokesperson Cynthia Smith says: “It’s … Continue reading

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“Do you currently serve with a male or female Service member you believe to be homosexual?”

Saturday, July 10, 2010 Here’s the Pentagon’s SURVEY asking 400,000 members of the military if they think gay and lesbian Americans have the same right as they enjoy to serve their nation in the military. The SURVEY is part of … Continue reading

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Robert Gates: Obama May Veto DADT Repeal

Sunday, June 20, 2010 Defense Secretary Robert Gates drops a bombshell: President Obama could veto legislation lifting the ban on openly gay servicemembers. Obama’s alleged veto — according to Gates, wouldn’t be based on his feelings about the viciously homophobic … Continue reading

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Senate Panel and House Vote to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Friday, May 28, 2010 The effort to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military passed two critical tests Thursday, with the U.S. House of Representatives and an important Senate committee endorsing a compromise to end the vehemently … Continue reading

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Washington DC Vibrating with DADT Repeal Activity

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 The Advocate and the Washington Blade report “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal talks were held Monday at the White House and on Capitol Hill, suggesting hope of ending the ban before the Congress leaves for summer … Continue reading

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates: Don’t Lift the Ban

Saturday, May 1, 2010 Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen told the House Armed Services Committee to not repeal the ban on openly gay and lesbian Americans serving in the military. … Continue reading

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Obama Heckled Over Failure to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 President Barack Obama blew into Los Angeles yesterday ostensibly to attend a DNC fundraiser for Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. But the president quickly learned how political events in my homestate — especially involving the LGBT community, … Continue reading

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SLDN Demands WH Response on DADT Repeal Delay

Monday, April 19, 2010 Alarmed by perceived stalling by the Obama administration on the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ the Executive Director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), Aubrey Sarvis, is demanding President Obama respond on the record, and … Continue reading

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Lieberman Introduces First Ever Bill to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Thursday, March 4, 2010 They say politics makes strange bedfellows and there is no more strange turn of events than the news of Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) introducing a bill to repeal the Clinton-era “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that … Continue reading

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Tony Perkins Says He’s a Victim of the Gays

Sunday, February 28, 2010 Have you noticed whenever a radical rightwing, Christian extremist is prevented from espousing antigay bigotry, they immediately play the victim card? And so it goes with Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. Perkins, a … Continue reading

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Dan Choi Called Back to Active Duty

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 The Advocate is reporting gay military rights advocate Lt. Dan Choi has been called back to active duty. Lt. Choi confirmed the report in a phone interview Tuesday. Choi was scheduled to appear at the National … Continue reading

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Twenty-five Countries Allow Gays to Serve Openly in the Military

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 As the debate finally gets underway in the United State to repeal the viciously homophobic, Clinton-era military policy known as ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ I thought it was important to visit what countries allow openly gay … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 “No matter how I look at the issue, I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in … Continue reading

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Pentagon to Detail ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Steps

Friday, January 29, 2010 In his first State of the Union Address on Wednesday, President Obama called for the repeal of the viciously homophobic, Clinton-era military policy of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ comes news that the Pentagon will unveil steps … Continue reading

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Sen. Carl Levin: Obama to Mention ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in SOTUA

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Sen. Carl Levin, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says he expects President Obama to address “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the State of the Union address tomorrow. I didn’t plan to watch the event … Continue reading

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WSJ: “Ask Obama About Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Monday, January 25, 2010 When the conservative Wall Street Journal publishes an op-ed that says President Obama is in trouble with his LGBT base, you know there’s a problem in Obamaland. Richard Socarides, an attorney, was special assistant to President Bill … Continue reading

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