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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Repeal Fails

September 21, 2010

Earlier today, the Senate did not get enough votes for cloture to end debate on the latest defense appropriation bill, which contained a provision which would have ended the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy.  By a vote of 56-43, the “nays” included Arkansas Democrats Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. I loathe these kinds of [...]

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Obama Heckled at Boxer Rally

April 20, 2010

Imagine if President Obama was giving a campaign speech on behalf of Senator Barbara Boxer and a few Tea Partiers heckled him on-and-off for about six minutes or so.  Big story, right?  Well, that didn’t really happen… a few pro-gay activists at the Boxer rally did that instead! Here it is:  I’m sure the media [...]

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Obama to End “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”

October 11, 2009

After ignoring this aspect of the gay rights agenda for nine months, President Obama has decided to clutter Congress some more and cling to any group who might boost his polls by finally inferring action on his pledge to end the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy on gays in the military.  Nine months ago I [...]

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Court Refuses Challenge to “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”

June 8, 2009

In 2007, an Army Captain was dismissed from the US military for violating the Army’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy regarding gays in the military.  That captain, James Pietrangelo II, and 11 other members of the service brought a lawsuit because they don’t believe the decades-old policy is constitutionally sound.  Subsequently, their cases were thrown out by the federal [...]

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Ending “Don’t Ask Don’t tell” is a Potentially Bad Move

January 19, 2009

So what?  They’re gay and want to serve.  Historically, our hesitancy towards allowing gays in the military always gets stronger when we have no wars and eases when we need bodies to fight.  So what’s the big issue when last week, Obama’s people signaled that they want to end the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) policy [...]

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