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.

Ending bans on open military service required collaboration and tenacity.

January 26 2017 6:13 AM

Long before the White House was basked in rainbow colors in 2015 to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriage, the President called himself a "fierce advocate" for our rights.

January 05 2017 6:00 AM

On this important anniversary, gay Iraq vet Rob Smith shares an excerpt from his powerful memoir, Closets, Combat + Coming Out.

September 20 2016 5:10 AM

The president's deft repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" set the stage for a remarkable string of LGBT wins, writes Don't Tell Me to Wait author Kerry Eleveld.

June 06 2016 6:07 AM

The new Army secretary gets why his appointment is historic, and even he's surprised.

June 02 2016 1:49 PM

Eric Fanning made history today when confirmed by the Senate as secretary of the Army.

6:36 PM Updated

Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen was one of six Americans killed in a suicide bomber attack in Bagram, Afghanistan, on Monday. 

December 22 2015 4:51 PM
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