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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.

If it were Hillary Clinton serving as president instead of her husband in the '90s, the country might still have gotten the Defense of Marriage Act and "don't ask, don't tell."

October 23 2015 11:58 PM

The Republican presidential candidate also blasts military service by transgender people.

October 14 2015 6:12 PM

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

May 25 2015 1:19 PM

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.

October 15 2014 6:00 AM

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

September 02 2014 3:06 PM
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