This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. For 17 years, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) prohibited qualified gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans from serving in the Armed Forces and sent a message that discrimination was acceptable. Show More Summary
For 17 years, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) prohibited qualified gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans from serving in the Armed Forces and sent a message that discrimination was acceptable. When President Obama signed the DADT repeal bill just over five years ago, the ban was placed exactly where it belongs - in the dustbin of history. Show More Summary
Retired neurosurgeon and frontrunner for America’s first Zombie President Ben Carson has some typically regressive ideas when it comes to gays in the military. Despite the fact that DADT repeal just hit the five-year mark and the fabric of the American military hasn’t collapsed, Ben Carson still wants to check the “evidence” to ensure that the decision to let gays and [...]
A pivotal advocate for ending the military's policy known as "don't ask, don't tell" was killed in action Monday when a motorcycle bomb detonated in Bagram, Afghanistan, reports CNN. Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen was one of six American service members killed in Monday's suicide attack. Show More Summary
Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen was one of six Americans killed in a suicide bomber attack in Bagram, Afghanistan, on Monday.
BEN CARSON FONDLY REMEMBERS DADT; DECRIES EFFORTS TO ALLOWS TRANS AMERICANS TO SERVE OPENLY: Speaking at a veterans townhall this weekend, presidential candidate Ben Carson fondly remembered the days when gay and lesbian Americans were...Show More Summary
Dr. Ben Carson, who has avoided talk of military service since it was revealed he lied about being offered a scholarship to West Point, on Saturday spoke to veterans at an Iowa town hall about women in combat, gays in the military and...Show More Summary
Alva became a national spokesperson in the fight to repeal the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) law, which prohibited qualified gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans from serving openly in the armed forces.
On Monday night, Rachel Maddow interviewed Bernie Sanders and discussed his “sharp contrast” with Hillary Clinton on DOMA. It was last Friday night that Clinton, coming off her ‘best week ever’, told Rachel Maddow that both Do… The post Bernie Sanders Tells Rachel Maddow ‘It Just Wasn’t True’ that DOMA and DADT Prevented ‘Something Worse’ – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
News from Colorado, and the presidential candidates. The post Equality news round-up: DADT, DOMA come up in 2016 presidential campaign, and more appeared first on Equality On Trial.
Rachel Maddow sat down with Hillary Clinton last night for her first interview since Thursday’s Benghazi panel. It was also the first time Clinton has given an interview since VP Joe Biden got out of the race. They talked about bothShow More Summary
When it comes to gay rights advocates in Washington, D.C., we think it’s safe to say that Rep. Paul Ryan doesn’t make anyone’s short list. Ryan supported DOMA in 2013; he supported DADT in 2012; he voted in favor of a constitution ban on same-sex marriage in 2004; he voted to ban gay adoptions in 1999; and […]
Texas senator and Republican presidential Ted Cruz proposed reviving the country's dead ban on openly LGB service members at a Monday campaign event in Iowa. When asked about the policy known as "don't ask, don't tell," he said he was...Show More Summary
Ellen Page will play the role of a closeted U.S. Marine in her next film, "Lioness."
I understand, and certainly share, the frustration that Obama hasn't used his majorities in Congress to make good on the promises he made in the 2008 campaign. The frustration over his Administration's legal maneuvers in DADT and DOMA are also understandable. Show More Summary
It was the albatross that haunted DADT's repeal: that allowing gay and lesbians to serve openly would be a 'social experiment.' Now Mike Huckabee is using that same false premise against transgender service members. read more
Dozens of Marines stripped down to their silkies (green short shorts that make us happy DADT is gone) and hiked Mission Beach in California over the weekend to raise awareness for PTSD. For the event, "22, with 22, for the 22," Marines...Show More Summary
On This Week George Stephanopoulos sat down with Texas Governor Rick Perry and asked the Republican about his stance on gays serving openly in the military. In 2011, President Obama ended the discriminatory policy known as ‘Don’t Ask, Don… The post Rick Perry on Bringing Back DADT: ‘The Horse Is Out of the Barn’ – VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.
The 21st Century, along with public opinion, is moving faster than our current legislative bodies can handle.