Gays In The Military

Military Benefits Extended To Same-Sex PartnersPentagon 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.
Central Valley Marine's Homecoming Kiss Becomes Facebook SensationSgt. Brandon Morgan didn’t expect to become a global phenomenon when he kissed his partner upon returning from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.
NorCal Woman Shares 1st Kiss With Partner At Navy Ship’s ReturnA 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.
Bay Area Advocates Celebrate End Of 'Don’t Ask, Don't Tell' Military PolicyAfter 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.
Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Hailed By Bay Area Activists 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.
Panetta Expected To Announce End Of Gay Military BanNews of his decision comes two weeks after top military leaders agreed that repealing the 17-year-old ban will not hurt military readiness.
SF Appeals Court: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Stays In Place For NowA 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.
SF Appeals Court Orders Immediate Lifting Of 'Don't Ask' PolicyA federal appeals court has barred further enforcement of the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members.
Airman Discharged Despite Obama’s Lingering DADT RepealThe Air Force has confirmed the discharge of a member due to sexual orientation despite President Obama and Congress' pending repeal of DADT.
GOP Group Renews Call For End Of Gay Military BanA 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.
Immediate Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Sought In SF CourtGay rights advocates are challenging a request by the Obama administration to keep the military's repealed "don't ask, don't tell" policy in place while the Pentagon prepares for its repeal.
Government Asks SF Appeals Court To Uphold 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'The Obama administration may have concluded that laws targeting gay Americans are presumably unconstitutional, but it still asked a federal appeals court Friday to refrain for now from striking down the ban on gays serving openly in the military.