Gays In The Military
Pentagon officials say the department is not extending some housing benefits to same-sex partners of service members because the issue requires more review and military leaders are worried that it might be unfair.
Sgt. Brandon Morgan didn’t expect to become a global phenomenon when he kissed his partner upon returning from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.
A Navy tradition caught up with the repeal of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule on Wednesday when two women sailors became the first to share the coveted “first kiss” on the pier after one of them returned from 80 days at sea.
After years of debate over the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy preventing gays from serving openly in the military, the Bay Area activists who led the campaign to repeal it are finally able to celebrate.
Friday’s move to end the military’s 18-year-old ban on openly gay troops will help remove a tremendous burden from gay and lesbian members of the armed forces.
News of his decision comes two weeks after top military leaders agreed that repealing the 17-year-old ban will not hurt military readiness.
A federal appeals court is allowing the military to temporarily continue its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for openly gay service members in response to a request from the Obama administration.
A federal appeals court has barred further enforcement of the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members.
The Air Force has confirmed the discharge of a member due to sexual orientation despite President Obama and Congress’ pending repeal of DADT.
A Republican gay rights group is again asking a federal appeals court to immediately lift the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. armed forces.