Tag: chairman of the joint chiefs

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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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