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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Enforceable Pending Outcome of Appeal

Yesterday, the Pentagon told recruiters they could openly accept gay applicants. Today, the Pentagon will likely tell recruiters that "don’t ask, don’t tell" is once again enforceable. Late yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the policy can…

Following Injunction, Defense Department Accepts Gay Applicants

Following a federal judge’s injunction against the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy, the Department of Defense is now accepting openly gay applicants. The Justice Department, however, has appealed the federal judge’s ruling. Military recruiters have been told that the judge’s…

What Will Happen With ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?’

 Post by Randall Ryder After a federal judge issued an injunction against the military’s policy of "don’t ask, don’t tell," the military told all recruiters to accept openly gay recruits. The Justice Department, however, has appealed the judge’s ruling, so what…

Air Force Reportedly Stops Enforcing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

The Air Force has reportedly told all officers to stop enforcing "don’t ask, don’t tell," based on a judge’s order from this past Tuesday. On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered the military to immediately stop enforcing the policy. The Justice…

Will Tuesday’s Vote End Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?

A provision that would end the military’s "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy will be voted on by Senators on Tuesday as part of the annual defense authorization bill. Opponents, however, are arguing that the provision should not be included as…

Federal Judge Says Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is Unconstitutional

A federal judge in California has ruled that the military’s "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy is unconstitutional. The judge plans to issue an injunction that will prevent the government from enforcing the policy. The Department of Justice, however, will have…

Gay Couples Legally Married Elsewhere Cannot Get Divorced in Texas

In Texas, marriage is between a man and a woman – and so is a divorce. A Texas appellate court ruled that gay couples, even if they are legally married in another state, cannot get divorced in Texas. "A person…

Appeals Court Asked to Stop Gay Marriages in California

The supporters of Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in California, have asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to impose a temporary stay on gay marriages while they consider the appeal in the underlying case. Judge Vaughn R. Walker…

Will Gay Marriages Resume in California Next Week?

United States District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker has put a temporary stay on his ruling that overturned Proposition 8. Judge Walker has given Proposition 8′s supporters until August 18 to appeal his decision. Last week, the Judge struck down…