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Rep. Steve Israel (file/photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Rep. Israel: Repeal Dishonorable Discharges For Gay Veterans

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.

06/08/2013

Sen. Joseph Lieberman speaks after receiving an award from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in Washington - Dec. 19, 2012 (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lieberman Laments Partisan Gridlock As Senate Career Wraps Up

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.

12/27/2012

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Dan Choi, Gay Soldier Booted From Army, Celebrates End Of DADT

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.

09/20/2011

Navy ROTC Returning To Columbia University

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.

05/26/2011

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Lesbian Cadet Katherine Miller Rejected For Readmission To West Point

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.

04/27/2011

President Barack Obama signs the repeal of the "Dont' Ask, Don't Tell" policy at the Interior Department - Washington, DC - Dec 22, 2010 - AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Obama Signs Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy

President Barack Obama says valor and sacrifice in the armed forces are no longer defined by sexual orientation.

12/22/2010

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Gays See Repeal As A Civil Rights Milestone

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.

12/19/2010

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Gays Celebrate Repeal Of Discriminatory Law

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.

12/19/2010

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Gays Celebrate Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

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.

12/18/2010

President Barack Obama

Obama Heckled At NYC Fundraiser

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.

09/22/2010

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Gillibrand: Fight Just Beginning On 9/11 Health Bill

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.

09/21/2010

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West Point Lesbian Cadet Resigns Citing ‘Don’t Ask’

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.

08/12/2010