| Oct 16, 2011
| 7:00 AM
The repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell was a smart move for the country and the military. Discriminating against gays was wrong, especially for a progressive country such as ours.
Many more people now will be able to join the armed forces, adding to our...
| May 18, 2011
| 4:30 AM
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger has been receiving a great deal of media attention lately as the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee due to the demise of Osama bin Laden ("Ruppersberger: It was bin Laden," May 13). According to the...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:08 AM
With the recent announcement that Australia will allow its female soldiers to serve in all combat roles, including the special forces and infantry, the United States government is once again confronted with an age-old question: Why are American women...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 10:45 AM
Despite recent steps by the federal government to open the armed forces to gays and lesbians, veterans with same-sex spouses cannot receive benefits for their husbands and wives.
That disparity is the subject of a lawsuit filed in Washington D.C.'s Court...
| May 20, 2011
| 8:11 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Fifty-three percent of Americans support making gay marriage legal, a Gallup poll showed on Friday, a marked reversal from just a year ago when an equal majority opposed same-sex matrimony.
The latest Gallup findings are in line with two...
| May 21, 2011
| 6:59 PM
Fifty-three percent of Americans support making gay marriage legal, a Gallup poll showed on Friday, a marked reversal from just a year ago when an equal majority opposed same-sex matrimony.
The latest Gallup findings are in line with two earlier national...
| May 31, 2011
| 12:06 PM
Everybody's Talkin' About
• President Obama, just back from a whirlwind European tour, flies to Joplin, Mo., to survey whirlwind storm damage.
• Serbian warlord Ratko Mladic captured after 16 years in hiding.
• Gaza border crossing...
| Dec 21, 2010
| 9:33 AM
U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman is being lauded by many Democrats for his successful battle against the government's ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.
The liberal blog My Left Nutmeg hasn't shown Lieberman a lot of love in...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 8:05 AM
In his July 12 letter, "In 2012, Americans should vote with their heads, not just their hearts," William W. McCollum offered sage advice: Voters should select a president by using their heads. In disagreeing with the letter writer, however, I believe that...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 4:36 PM
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KTLA) -- Gay military personnel will be allowed to wear their uniforms in San Diego's LGBT Pride Festival and parade.
The Pentagon made the announcement Thursday that wearing uniforms is permitted "provided service members...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 6:45 PM
SAN DIEGO - Gay military personnel can wear their uniforms in San Diego's LGBT Pride Festival and parade, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
An announcement from the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense said that wearing their uniforms is...