Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Before the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, some servicemembers were subjected to dishonorable discharges because they were gay. Long Island U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) wants to change that.
On January 3, the 113th Congress will convene and it will be the first time since 1989 that Joseph Lieberman won’t be representing Connecticut in the U.S. Senate.
For Choi, there was a feeling of validation today as the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy officially became history.
The U.S. Navy and Columbia University will sign an agreement allowing the ROTC back onto campus for the first time since the military training program was banned amid Vietnam War protests, the university said.
Miller sought to rejoin the academy as the military moves to end its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. She reapplied when Congress voted to repeal the law in December.
President Barack Obama says valor and sacrifice in the armed forces are no longer defined by sexual orientation.
Allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military is a step toward equality, advocates say, but a fight for other social changes such as gay marriage still lies ahead.
More than 13,000 men and women were kicked out of the military since the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law was enacted in 1993, and now they have reason to celebrate.
City Council Member Daniel Dromm, and openly gay veteran Denny Meyer held a news conference in Jackson Heights Saturday praising Congress for the repeal vote.
President Barack Obama got heckled at a fundraiser Wednesday night by protesters pushing for more funding for AIDS programs and quicker action to allow gays to serve openly in the military.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined WCBS 880 to talk about the Senate’s block of a vote to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” and slow movement on the 9/11 health bill.
A lesbian cadet has asked to resign from West Point Military Academy saying she can no longer lie about her sexuality and was troubled by the anti-gay attitudes of some around her.