Tag Archives: Military

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…

White House Presses Pentagon to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

The White House is putting more pressure on the the Pentagon to repeal "don’t ask, don’t tell" sooner rather than later. The policy, which was implemented under former President Clinton, prohibits the military from asking recruits about their sexual orientation.…

Pentagon to Study ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ for One Year

In reaction to President Obama’s state of the union speech last week, the Pentagon will announce a one year study reviewing the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy. During his speech last week, President Obama called for the end of the…

Obama promises to end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

 During his state of the union speech on Wednesday night, President Obama promised to repeal the controversial "don’t ask, don’t tell" law that bans gay members from living open lives while serving in the military. During his presidential campaign, President…

Why delay lifting the ban on gays in the military?

Guest post by Randall Ryder Legal counsel for United States top military officer recommend the Pentagon delay a request to Congress to repeal the ban on openly gay military service officers. In 1993, the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy was…

Judge dismisses charges against Blackwater guards but hints at alternative charges

A federal judge dismissed manslaughter and weapons charges against former Blackwater guards but hinted prosecutors could still bring alternative charges in the pursuit of justice. The charges stemmed from an incident in 2007 when the guards opened fire and killed…