Topics :: gay servicemembers
By Kilian Melloy | Monday Mar 7, 2011
A sailor says he’s being drummed out of the Navy for an innocent incident in which he and a friend fell asleep on the same bed while watching television, CNN reported in March 5.
By Kilian Melloy | Monday Dec 20, 2010
With DADT on its way out, critics continue to second-guess and offer dire predictions about what allowing gays in the military to tell the truth will mean. One commonplace claim: openly gay troops won’t bear up under the strain of combat.
By ANNE FLAHERTY, JULIE WATSON | Wednesday Oct 20, 2010
The military is accepting openly gay recruits for the first time in the nation’s history, even as it tries in the courts to slow the movement to abolish its "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy.
By Robert Burns | Thursday Oct 14, 2010
As the Obama administration considers appealing a judge’s order to stop the law prohibiting gays from serving openly in the military, some officers and service members say they are uncertain how to react.
By Gillian Flaccus and Julie Watson | Thursday Oct 14, 2010
The federal judge who halted the military’s ban on openly gay troops is known for working at court well past closing time, typing her own court orders and doting on two terriers who themselves are no strangers to the halls of justice.
By Anne Flaherty | Thursday Apr 1, 2010
A high-ranking Army general won’t be formally reprimanded after urging troops to lobby to keep the ban on openly gay military service.
By Mike Corder | Wednesday Mar 31, 2010
A retired American general has apologized for a remark to the U.S. Senate suggesting that gay Dutch soldiers were partly to blame for the Srebrenica massacre by Serb soldiers in Bosnia, according to the Defense Ministry.
By Anne Flaherty | Wednesday Mar 17, 2010
The four-star Army general who is managing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan says "the time has come" for the military to rethink its policy toward gays.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Feb 17, 2010
Polls continue to show strong civilian support for the repeal of the military’s ban on openly gay troops, but the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff heard it from America’s men and women in uniform: they don’t care.
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Feb 2, 2010
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Michael Mullen told a Senate committee that the way "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" is enforced will be changed. The change is relatively slight--but it provoked instant denunciation from anti-gay quarters.