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.
WATCH: LGBT Alliance Welcomes Out Airmen
June 11 2014 1:45 PM ET

WATCH: LGBT Alliance Welcomes Out Airmen

Sunnivie Brydum

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
May 29 2014 3:03 PM ET

Utah Repub. Admits Nationwide Marriage Equality Is Inevitable

Sunnivie Brydum

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
May 15 2014 1:17 PM ET

WATCH: Ronan Farrow's Trans Military Debriefing

Parker Marie Molloy

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
May 11 2014 11:59 AM ET

WATCH: Defense Sec. Open to Review Trans Military Ban

Parker Marie Molloy

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
April 28 2014 6:40 PM ET

DOD Updates Human Rights Goals, Excludes Trans People

Parker Marie Molloy

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
March 13 2014 11:51 AM ET

Study: Rescind The Ban on Trans Service Members

Parker Marie Molloy

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 16 2013 9:07 PM ET December 18 2013 11:57 PM ET

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

Brynn Tannehill

'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.'

WATCH: Va. Lt. Gov. Hopeful Says DADT Repeal Turned Military Into 'Sodom and Gomorrah'
October 30 2013 12:15 PM ET

WATCH: Va. Pol Says 'God Is Not Pleased' with DADT Repeal

Sunnivie Brydum

Right Wing Watch uncovers additional evidence of E.W. Jackson's homophobia.

National Guard Officer Charlie Morgan's Widow Can Finally Access Her Late Wife's Benefits
October 24 2013 2:47 PM ET

Charlie Morgan's Widow Can Finally Access Her Late Wife's Military Benefits

Sunnivie Brydum

Karen Morgan, who was married to the late chief warrant officer and outspoken lesbian military activist Charlie Morgan, received a military ID card for the first time Wednesday.

September 20 2013 8:49 AM ET

Two Years After DADT: Still Difficult to Come Out in Military

Two years after the repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell,' JOSH SEEFRIED says it remains difficult for many active-duty military to come out

WATCH: 'TransMilitary' Documentary Seeks to End Trans Service Ban
August 22 2013 6:01 PM ET

WATCH: TransMilitary Documentary Seeks to End Trans Service Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Transgender military veteran and activist Allyson Robinson has joined a new documentary project that hopes to raise awareness about the ban on open military service by trans Americans.

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