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Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy Repeal (2010)

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  • Special military leave for same-sex marriages often denied

    Special military leave for same-sex marriages often denied
    When the Department of Defense announced it would begin offering benefits to same-sex spouses, it also announced its intention to grant up to 10 days of special leave for military personnel who needed to travel more than 100 miles to a locale where same-...
  • Stephen Hill's YouTube debate query put focus on gays in military

    Stephen Hill's YouTube debate query put focus on gays in military
    An American soldier sits alone in a wooden box in the desert, trying to erase himself. Off comes the Velcro patch that says CAPTAIN. Off comes the name tag that says HILL. He positions the camera so it will show nothing to betray his identity: just a...
  • Military sexual assault victims break the silence

    Brian Lewis figures he could have dealt with the rape. It's the Navy's response to the attack that still haunts the Baltimore native. Lewis, the son of a Defense Department civilian who commanded his JROTC battalion in high school, sailed through...
  • Toy soldiers of fortune

    Toy soldiers of fortune
    In the multicolored pop-art assemblages of sculptor Ed Stevens, themes of gay acceptance, sexuality and private turmoil take the form of plastic Army soldiers from his childhood. Hand-painted in the colors of the rainbow, dozens of the miniature figurines...
  • At Studio 18 in the Pines, secrets to tell

    At Studio 18 in the Pines, secrets to tell
    Over the summer, painter Jacqueline Gopie revisited Hawaii for the first time since the Army stationed her there 30 years ago, and noticed something that, back then, might have gotten her court-martialed: a T-shirt, worn by a servicewoman, that read, "I'm...
  • Big steps for Stonewall

    Big steps for Stonewall
    The Stonewall National Museum and Archives is writing a new chapter. Already the largest circulating library of gay literature and periodicals nationally, the Fort Lauderdale center is now aiming for more: with a new "Dear Abby" exhibit; the launch of a...
  • Openly gay Eagle Scout a first since new Boy Scout policy

    Openly gay Eagle Scout a first since new Boy Scout policy
    A Maryland teenager is the first openly gay Boy Scout to become an Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest rank, according to the advocacy group Scouts for Equality. High school senior Pascal Tessier is already awaiting the next challenge, which...
  • The rule is gone, not the culture, gay activists say

    The rule is gone, not the culture, gay activists say
    Although the U.S. has ended its ban on openly gay troops, Nicole Carry cannot envision a mass "coming out" of gay service members tomorrow or the next day. The policy has changed overnight. The culture shift might take a while. "I don't see a lot of...
  • New Voices: 'Don't ask' repeal celebrated but there's still work to do

    Don't ask, don't tell. What's that? Something to do with the military? Oh, yeah, homosexuals can't "tell" about their homosexuality, and commanders or other service members can't "ask" about their sexuality. Sounds like a pretty sensible idea to me....
  • Budget cutting should start with Pentagon

    Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a $650 billion Pentagon budget ("House targets 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal," July 9). Am I in a time warp? I thought that it was necessary to cut back on spending in order to cut the deficit. Then I...
  • O'Malley to lead push for same-sex marriage next year

    Gov. Martin O'Malley pledged Friday to lead the charge next year for a law to recognize same-sex marriage in Maryland, saying he would include the effort among a "handful" of legislative priorities during the 2012 session. Supporters predicted that the...