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Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy Repeal (2010)

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  • Re-energizing young voters

    Re-energizing young voters
    DeJanee Fennell hears the excuses. Young people are apathetic. Young people are sick of politics. Young people have given up. But Fennell doesn't buy that. The 20-year-old junior at Morgan State University knows President Barack Obama needs the youth...
  • O'Malley to lead push for same-sex marriage next year

    Gov. Martin O'Malley pledged Friday to lead the charge next year for a law to recognize same-sex marriage in Maryland, saying he would include the effort among a "handful" of legislative priorities during the 2012 session. Supporters predicted that the...
  • Obama's cynicism for me, not for thee

    Obama's cynicism for me, not for thee
    "My rival in this race," Barack Obama announced early in 2007, "is not other candidates. It's cynicism." It's now clear that what he meant by this was other people's cynicism -- not his own. As you may recall, President Obama came into office a very...
  • Repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" celebrated

    Repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" celebrated
    Jeremy Johnson had served in the Navy for 10 years, all under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. But in 2007, "needing to find some integrity," he decided to tell a superior he was gay, effectively ending his enlistment. On Tuesday, DADT, as the...
  • Ending 'Don't ask, don't tell' is about more than gays in the military

    Ending 'Don't ask, don't tell' is about more than gays in the military
    Tuesday marked the end of the Pentagon's nearly two-decade policy barring openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual people from military service. The death of "Don't ask, don't tell" is a big win for the LGBT rights community, but it may be an even bigger win...
  • Repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' was the right thing for the country and the military

    The repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell was a smart move for the country and the military. Discriminating against gays was wrong, especially for a progressive country such as ours. Many more people now will be able to join the armed forces, adding to our...
  • Ruppersberger not so hot on national security after all

    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger has been receiving a great deal of media attention lately as the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee due to the demise of Osama bin Laden ("Ruppersberger: It was bin Laden," May 13). According to the...
  • Open combat roles to women

    Open combat roles to women
    With the recent announcement that Australia will allow its female soldiers to serve in all combat roles, including the special forces and infantry, the United States government is once again confronted with an age-old question: Why are American women...
  • Letter: If voters use their heads, they will re-elect Obama

    In his July 12 letter, "In 2012, Americans should vote with their heads, not just their hearts," William W. McCollum offered sage advice: Voters should select a president by using their heads. In disagreeing with the letter writer, however, I believe that...
  • Pro and con on the military's transgender ban

    To the editor: Thank you for publicizing the U.S. military's ban on transgender service members and that it is based on outdated, inaccurate information. ("It's time to end the ban against transgender soldiers," Editorial, July 23) I am a former Army...
  • Wasserman Schultz, Hastings mark June as lesbian, gay pride month

    Wasserman Schultz, Hastings mark June as lesbian, gay pride month
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, are marking June as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender pride month. From Wasserman Schultz: This June, we...
  • Film Review: 'Burning Blue'

    When Quentin Tarantino riffed on the homoeroticism of "Top Gun" in his famous cameo from the otherwise forgotten 1994 indie "Sleep With Me," little could he have known that, two decades later, the LGBT community would get a fighter-jock opus to call its...