Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Stanford University is mulling the return of the U.S. military’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program after nearly 40 years.
Don’t come out of the closet just yet. That’s the message from the San Francisco woman who, for years, was the only openly gay person in the U.S. military.
Now that the president has signed the repeal of the military’s ban on openly gay service personnel, colleges nationwide may be reconsidering their affiliations with Reserve Officer Training Corps, or ROTC.
A bill allowing openly gay people to serve in the military was signed into law by President Obama Wednesday, and a military veteran from San Francisco was one of the people invited to Washington to join the president in celebrating the new legislation.
Retired Navy Commander Zoe Dunning has been looking forward to this day for close to two decades.
Bay Area advocacy groups were jubilant following the U.S. Senate vote on Saturday to do away with the military’s 17-year ban on openly gay troops.
For the second time this year, the U.S. House voted Wednesday to dismantle the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
Three military veterans who were discharged under the law that prohibits gays from serving openly in uniform sued the government Monday to be reinstated and to pressure lawmakers to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law before a new Congress is sworn in.
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — Gay rights advocates in the Bay Area were furious Thursday about U.S. Senate Republicans blocking a major year-end push by Democrats to lift the military’s ban on openly gay […]
SANTA BARBARA (CBS / AP) — A University of California think tank declared Tuesday that the debate over the U.S. military’s 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban is over now that the Pentagon’s top leaders […]