DADT
The latest news about the effects of repealing the U.S. military's "don’t ask, don't tell" policy. Introduced by Bill Clinton as a comprimise measure that allowed gays and lesbians to serve in the militrary branches, DADT went into effect in 1994 and mandated that service members stay in the closet about their sexual orientation. Proponents cited to "unit cohesion," "high standards of morale," and "good order and discipline" as reasons for DADT's necessity. President Barack Obama ended the policy in 2011.
Op-ed: Remember the Troops Who Fought for Marriage Equality

Op-ed: Remember the Troops Who Fought for Marriage Equality

LGBT service members were on the front lines of the battle for same-sex marriage. Let's not forget them in the fight going forward.

Lawyer Who Fought DADT Killed in Seattle Bike Accident

Lawyer Who Fought DADT Killed in Seattle Bike Accident

Sher Kung died Friday when a truck struck her as she rode her bicycle in downtown Seattle.

STUDY: Is U.S. Military Ready for Open Trans Service?

STUDY: Is U.S. Military Ready for Open Trans Service?

The movement to overturn the military's ban on open service by transgender people continues to gain momentum, putting pressure on the Defense Department to act.

Op-ed: Is ENDA Just History Repeating Itself?

Op-ed: Is ENDA Just History Repeating Itself?

The fight for ENDA might end up looking familiar to those who lived through the Clinton administration.

Robinson Won't Rest Until Trans People Can Serve Openly

How Long Until Trans People Can Serve Openly?

Trans military advocate Allyson Robinson may have a new job as a Baptist church minister, but she's not done with helping all military personnel serve openly.

Op-ed: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Isn't Dead Yet

Op-ed: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Isn't Dead Yet

Repealing the discriminatory 'don't ask, don't tell' policy was just the tip of the iceberg in getting a fully LGBT-inclusive military.

WATCH: LGBT Alliance Welcomes Out Airmen

WATCH: LGBT Alliance Welcomes Out Airmen

California's Travis Air Force Base is home to the military's first officially sanctioned private organization for LGBT service members.

Utah Republican Admits Nationwide Marriage Equality Is Inevitable

Utah Repub. Admits Nationwide Marriage Equality Is Inevitable

Sen. Orrin Hatch, a conservative Republican from Utah, says anyone who doesn't believe marriage equality will soon be the law of the land 'just isn't living in the real world.'

WATCH: Ronan Farrow's Trans Military Debriefing

WATCH: Ronan Farrow's Trans Military Debriefing

The MSNBC host continues his focus on trans issues, this time taking on the military and welcoming discharged Navy cryptologist Landon Wilson and TransMilitary's Fiona Dawson to bring the cultural conversation ever closer to critical mass.

WATCH: Defense Sec. Hagel Open to Review Trans Military Ban

WATCH: Defense Sec. Open to Review Trans Military Ban

Though the repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' allowed for lesbian, gay, and bisexual service members to serve openly, the military continues to discriminate against trans individuals, preventing them from service. Secretary of Defense Hagel speaks with ABC News on the policy's future.

Updated Dept. of Defense Human Rights Goals Include LGB, Neglect T

DOD Updates Human Rights Goals, Excludes Trans People

For the first time since 1998, the Department of Defense Updated the Pentagon's Human Goals Charter, including language related to sexual orientation for the first time. The document makes no mention of gender identity.

Study Urges U.S. Military to Reconsider Ban on Transgender Personnel

Study: Rescind The Ban on Trans Service Members

A study funded by transgender billionaire and military veteran Jennifer Pritzker breaks down the arguments disqualifying trans people from military service.

Op-ed: What It's Like Being Trans In Military Academies
December 18 2013 10:57 PM ET

Op-ed: What It's Like Being Trans In Military Academies

'There are two types of hiding: the kind that requires you to lurk in the dark spaces of the day, behind shadowy places ... and there is hiding in plain sight.'

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