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Judge Rules “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Gay Military Ban Unconstitutional

September 10th, 2010 - By TheEditor
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(News One) — A federal judge on Thursday declared the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional and said she will issue an order to stop the government from enforcing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy nationwide. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips said the ban violates the First and Fifth Amendment rights of gays and lesbians. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” prohibits the military from asking about the sexual orientation of service members but requires discharge of those who acknowledge being gay or are discovered engaging in homosexual activity, even in the privacy of their own homes off base.

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Minorities Disproportionately Discharged For ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Violations

August 20th, 2010 - By TheEditor
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(Washington Post) — The military threw out hundreds of service members in 2009 for violating its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, including a disproportionate number of women and minorities and dozens of service members in “mission critical” positions, according to a new analysis of military data.

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Key Votes On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Could Begin Thursday

May 27th, 2010 - By TheEditor
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(CNN) — Initial votes on a proposal to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy could occur Thursday in the Senate Armed Services Committee and the House.This vote would come a day after the proponents of the plan said they were able to secure the votes needed to get the plan past the important military committee. A recent CNN poll seemed to suggest that Americans were ready for the change. A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday indicated that 78 percent of the public supports allowing openly gay people to serve in the military, with one in five opposed.

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Key Votes On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Could Begin Thursday

May 27th, 2010 - By TheEditor
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(CNN) — Initial votes on a proposal to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy could occur Thursday in the Senate Armed Services Committee and the House.This vote would come a day after the proponents of the plan said they were able to secure the votes needed to get the plan past the important military committee. A recent CNN poll seemed to suggest that Americans were ready for the change. A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday indicated that 78 percent of the public supports allowing openly gay people to serve in the military, with one in five opposed.

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