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With Repeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' An Era Ends
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gayrights, law, government, don't ask don't tell, society, culture, military, GoodNews, goodnews, usa, politics )

- 2855 days ago -
The law that for almost 18 years has banned openly gay Americans from serving in the armed forces will be officially repealed Tuesday, nine months after Congress voted to end the Clinton-era edict.
A Final Push To Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: rights, gayrights, DADT, don't ask don't tell, military, congress, usa, politics, society, republicans, military, politics, congress, ethics, media, news, u.s., usa, americans, mccain )

- 3149 days ago -
The fate of the 17-year-old law known as "don't ask, don't tell," which bars openly gay Americans from serving in the military, is expected to be decided before Congress goes home prior to year's end.
ACTION ALERT:Tell McCain to Take His Own Advice on "Don't Ask Don't Tell"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: McCain, Don't Ask Don't Tell, military, gay rights )

- 3402 days ago -
At Iowa State University in 2006, Arizona Sen. John McCain said: "The day that the leadership of the military comes to me and says 'Senator, we ought to change the [Don't Ask, Don't Tell] policy,' then I think we ought to consider seriously changing it."
First U.S. Marine Seriously Wounded in Iraq Comes Out as Gay.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, freedoms, humanrights, Iraq, gays in the military, Don't Ask Don't Tell, national security, military, protest, troops, war )

- 4520 days ago -
Sgt. Eric Alva made great sacrifices in Iraq. Now he's backing Congressmembers as they introduce legislation to overturn the ban on openly gay and lesbian troops serving in the military. Data just released also supports lifting the ban. (incl. video clip)

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