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TOP 10: Gays began serving openly in U.S. military

No 1: Legislation to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” passed Congress last year and was signed by President Barack Obama on Dec. 22, 2010. But 2011 was the year of implementation. While other countries that changed policies about gays and … Continue reading

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PHOTO: Obama signs DADT repeal certification

President Barack Obama signs the certification stating the statutory requirements for repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ have been met, in the Oval Office on Friday. Pictured, from left, are Brian Bond, deputy director of the Office of Public Engagement; … Continue reading

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BREAKING: U.S. House committee adopts 3 anti-gay amendments to military spending bill

As expected, the Republican-controlled House Armed Services Committee voted tonight to adopt three anti-gay amendments to the 2012 Defense Authorization Act. The committee voted 33-27 to adopt an amendment by Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., that would require all five service … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing: Hunter takes aim at DADT repeal; A&M’s GLBT resource center under fire again

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. Your weekday morning blend from Instant Tea: 1. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., plans to introduce an amendment this week aimed at derailing the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Hunter’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization … Continue reading

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Marines get trained on accepting gay recruits

ELLIOT SPAGAT  |  Associated Press CAMP PENDLETON, California — Marine instructor Maj. Daryl Desimone stood before an auditorium filled with fatigue-clad troops, carrying an unequivocal message: It’s OK to disagree with letting gays serve openly in the military. It’s not … Continue reading

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Court refuses to suspend lawsuit challenging DADT

LISA LEFF  |  Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has denied the government’s request to suspend a lawsuit challenging the military’s ban on openly gay servicemembers. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco issued … Continue reading

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Obama: ‘This is a very good day’

President signs bill to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ Click here to watch video of Obama’s speech Click here for more reactions Related story: Military will write rules on repeal of ban Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service Following a … Continue reading

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Joe Lieberman blocks Senate Republicans’ last-ditch effort to kill DADT repeal

On the eve of Wednesday morning’s signing ceremony for the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” Republicans in the Senate reportedly made a last-ditch effort to undercut the measure. Once again, though, it was Connecticut Independent Joe Lieberman to the … Continue reading

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Senate vote on DADT repeal just hours away

The Senate is scheduled to vote on the standalone bill to repeal “don’t ask don’t tell” sometime after 10:30 a.m. Eastern time, or 9:30 a.m. Dallas time, on Saturday. With at least four Republicans on board, supporters say they have … Continue reading

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Despite opposition from some, service chiefs all say they can make DADT repeal work

We haven’t had a chance to tune in for day two of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s hearings on “don’t ask don’t tell.” We’ll have a full story coming later today from correspondent Lisa Keen, but for now here’s a … Continue reading

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