Alexander Nicholson shares the back-and-forth that went on behind the scenes between gay activists, Congress members, the Pentagon, and the president in the months leading up to the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell."
Conservative Republican senator James Inhofe is among those objecting to the decision to allow military members to wear their uniforms in San Diego's LGBT pride parade.
With the blessing of military brass, uniformed LGBT service members marched in this weekend's San Diego Pride parade.
Rep. Steve King of Iowa attached an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill that would prohibit same-sex couples from marrying on military bases.
Service members marched in San Diego last year even before "don't ask, don't tell" had officially been repealed. This year they can wear their uniforms.
Religious leaders are disagreeing on how involved military chaplains can be in ceremonies for same-sex marriages or civil unions after