| Nov 17, 2010
| 6:17 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced late Wednesday that the Senate will proceed with votes in the lame-duck session on two Democratic priority issues -- repealing the ban on gays serving openly in the military, and legislation to allow a path to...
| Dec 18, 2010
| 8:56 AM
In a landmark vote for gay rights, the Senate on Saturday voted to advance legislation that would overturn the military ban on openly gay troops known as "don't ask, don't tell."
The 63-33 test vote all but guarantees the legislation will pass the...
| Dec 20, 2010
| 6:56 AM
MORNING NEWS POLL: Do you support repealing the Pentagon's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy?
MIDDAY NEWS POLL:
NEWS AT NINE POLL: Do you think Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's expansion of training will...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 9:15 AM
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.
| Jul 16, 2011
| 8:26 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A federal appeals court has reversed itself and temporarily reinstated the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gays in the military, but it has blocked the Pentagon from significant enforcement of the policy.
In an order issued late...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 7:13 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A group of U.S. service members marched in a San Diego gay pride parade on Saturday, in a demonstration organizers touted as an unprecedented step for gay and lesbian military personnel under the Pentagon's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy....
| Sep 9, 2010
| 7:20 PM
RIVERSIDE-- A federal judge declared the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment rights of gay and lesbians.
U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips granted a request Thursday for an...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 6:14 PM
WASHINGTON D.C. -- The military expects to be ready to implement the repeal of the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy by midsummer, a top Pentagon official said Friday.
Clifford Stanley -- the Defense Department under secretary tasked with...
| May 9, 2011
| 7:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- A preliminary U.S. Navy plan to allow its chaplains to perform same-sex marriages in military chapels after the end of "don't ask, don't tell" has fired up congressional opposition.
All services are moving forward with the transition from...
| Dec 22, 2010
President Obama says valor and sacrifice in the Armed Forces are no longer defined by sexual orientation. Surrounded by military officials and members of Congress, he signed landmark legislation Wednesday overturning the old policy of "don't ask don't...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 5:52 PM
As President Obama signed the law to repeal the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, Navy vet Will Campbell was smiling and hoping.
The openly gay insurance claims specialist from Grand Rapids is hoping the repeal leads to bigger change and more dialogue,...