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The Ban on Open Transgender Military Service Might End in 6 Months

By Alex Temblador
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Yesterday, the Pentagon had some amazing news for the world: they will stop barring transgender servicemen and women from serving openly in the military. With the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in 2010, it did not repeal the ban on transgender persons serving openly. However, now it looks like 15,000 transgender men and womenmight be able to serve openly in as little as six...

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Serving In The Military Under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

By Mel and Mandi

Mel and Mandi

Can anyone see us holding hands in the car? There is a military sticker on the window. Is there anyone we work with in the movie theater with us? I want to give you a kiss. Has anyone followed me to your house? I want to stay with you.

Serving in the military under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was something my beautiful wife and I, along with so many others chose to do. And yes it was...

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Pentagon Will Allow Uniformed Service Members to March in San Diego Gay Pride Parade


CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The Defense Department announced -for the first time in U.S. history -that it is allowing service members to march in uniform in a gay pride parade. Even though their policy is to not allow troops to march in uniform in parades they will be making an exception for the San Diego gay pride parade. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta vowed to remove as many barriers as possible...

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BREAKING: 65-31, U.S. Joins 38 Other Nations In Repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Courtesy of Networked blogs by David Bagdash

The United States Senate at 3:30 PM ET today voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” 65-31, following a successful cloture vote of 63-33. The bill now makes its way to President Barack Obama’s desk for his signature next week, as he fulfills a campaign and State of the Union promise.

This is a developing story and may be updated throughout the day....

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What If The Tables Were Turned?

By: Tom Butts

I support my Democratic party; I’ve been consistent with my voting record. I am very proud of my part and of the President’s accomplishments –with one exception: “Don’t ask, don’t tell”.

Today, President Obama requested a stay in overturning the antiquated practice of having our troops “lie” if they happen to be gay or lesbian. He’s a coward. Here are some of the countries that...

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Obama Says He Will Accelerate Gay Rights

Cambodian Times Article
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US President Barack Obama has outlined achievements by his administration in efforts to give homosexual people more rights.

Mr Obama, who has been criticised for the lack of action on such issues as gay marriage and the right to serve in the military, told gay supporters on Sunday morning he would fight for their causes and renewed a pledge to end restrictions on their...

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