Tag Archives: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Federal Judge Orders Military to Stop Enforcing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

In 2004, the Log Cabin Republicans, a national gay and lesbian non-profit organization, brought an action against the United States and Secretary of Defense consisting of a facial challenge to the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” statute (10 U.S.C. § 654) … Continue reading

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“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Update

Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a defense bill (HB 5136) that included an amendment that would repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the law that prohibits individuals who are openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual from serving in … Continue reading

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Rep. Murphy Introduces Bill to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

As a follow up to our recent post on former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s public statements against the policy of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” we bring you good news from the U.S. Congress:  Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA, 8th District), … Continue reading

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“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell:” Still There, Still Wrong

Yesterday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell appeared on CNN’s State of the Union and again called for the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy to be reviewed. We have blogged about the wrong-headedness of this policy before, here and … Continue reading

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The Effects of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” on the U.S. Military

On March 19, 2009, Rachel Maddow interviewed Dan Choi, an infantry leader in the New York National Guard, on her MSNBC show. Choi graduated from West Point, served in Iraq, is an Arabic language specialist, and is gay. He openly … Continue reading

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“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Ready for a Re-write

The New York Times published an op-ed piece Sunday that provided a powerful argument for lifting the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the U.S. military. The policy, which developed out of a compromise in 1993, attempted to create a … Continue reading

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