Currently, the U.S. military bans trans service members, forcing many to choose between hiding or leaving. But according to a newly released report, there is zero medical reason for the prohibition, and enforcing it is pricy and unfair. Not to mention, uh, bullshit.
Sexual assault in the military has become a topic of much debate this year, bringing huge amounts of media scrutiny to an issue that's all-too-often covered up or ignored. However, there remains one area of military sexual assault that's gone largely unmentioned and unexamined: the issue of attacks on men, who,…
Following the long awaited death of Don't Ask Don't Tell, the U.S. Marine Corps have now taken action to assure that gay and lesbian military spouses will be allowed in all on-base military spouse clubs. In a memo sent to Marine legal offices across the country, the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant ordered that…
Republican Senators Jim Inhofe (OK) and Roger Wicker (MS) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would prevent marriages or even "marriage-like ceremonies" of same-sex couples from taking place on military bases because, even though the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" has had no negative impact on force readiness or…
Traditionally, after a Navy ship docks, one serviceman or woman aboard is chosen to be first to greet their loved one with a kiss. Thanks to the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, today, for the first time ever, that lucky sailor was gay, and that kiss was between two women.
Top Marine officer Gen. James F. Amos has admitted that, despite his fears, the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell has not caused the destruction of the Marines.
Michele Bachmann, GOP Presidential hopeful from the Land of 10,000 WTF's, says she would reinstate the American military's newly-lifted Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy if elected President.
Here's the lowlight from tonight's Fox News/YouTube Republican debate: People in the audience booed a soldier who asked the candidates if they'd work to reinstate "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." To top it off, Rick Santorum declared that repealing the ban gave openly gay servicemembers special rights. He said:
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" finally died at midnight last night, meaning thousands of people can serve openly in the military for the first time. Here are a few of them, and their partners, in celebration of the repeal.
As of 12:01 tonight, homosexuals are allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military! Though Republicans recently tried one last time to stall the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" by claiming the new rules haven't been adequately examined, Pentagon press secretary George Little said on Monday that 97% of the military…
The Pentagon has announced that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" will be officially repealed on Tuesday, but Republicans are having a hard time accepting that the military won't be allowed to discriminate against homosexuals anymore. This week two Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee asked Defense Secretary Leon…
That's right, this lady really thinks that birds are falling out of the sky because "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was repealed.
Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Tweeted "WE DID IT" to Lady Gaga and Gaga in turn reported she cried tears of joy over the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal's passage in the Senate. Oh, brother.
It's a Christmas miracle! The final count was 65 yay!, 31 nay. All that's required now is a signature from President Barack Obama, and this shit is OVER, except for the bloggin' and talkin' from angry homophobes.
The following are culled from responses cited in the Department of Defense's "Report of the Comprehensive Review of the Issues Associated with a Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'" from soldiers both against and for a repeal of DADT.
Just one more reason the continued existence of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is incredibly frustrating: a new report says a majority of American troops think repealing the policy would have little effect on their performance.
An appeals court has frozen Judge Virginia Phillips's injunction to stop the enforcement of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, meaning that the policy could be enforced again while the government tries to fight Phillips's decision.