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.
14 Stunning Photos of LGBT Military Personnel

14 Stunning Photos of LGBT Military Personnel

These 14 photos tell a story of life post "don't ask, don't tell."

First Openly Gay Navy Seal to Speak at AMPA Gala

Though he was forced out of the closet, Brett Jones has an impressive history in the U.S. military and remains an icon for LGBT service men and women.

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.'

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