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Repealing ‘Don’t Ask’ would not harm military, defense secretary says

Repealing the military’s discriminatory anti-gay policies “would not be the wrenching, traumatic change that many have feared and predicted,” Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Tuesday. Gates was speaking at a press conference announcing the release of a long-term study on the impacts of allowing gays to serve openly in the…

McCain hits ‘inexperienced’ Obama for vowing ‘don’t ask’ repeal

The military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy which forces gay, lesbian and trans-gender members to hide their personal lives or face expulsion from the service “is working,” according to Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain. The Pentagon is expected to release a survey Tuesday that will say most of those…

Exclusive: Fox News said to reject ad on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Fox News has declined to air an ad advocating for repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that bans gays from serving openly in the military, a source at the public policy think tank Palm Center informs Raw Story. The 30-second spot by the Center, called “Business As Usual,”…

Rachel Maddow blasts McCain’s ‘utterly incoherent’ policy positions

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow mocked what she described as “utterly incoherent” policy positions of Arizona Senator John McCain on Monday, saying she believes he is so inconsistent he renders “the phrase flip-flop meaningless.” “One of my favorite political conflict stories of all time is the sharp, bitter, decisive, at times inhumanely…

Protesting ‘Don’t Ask’, gay activists arrested after chaining themselves to White House fence

Famed activist Dan Choi, a West Point graduate and military translator who was expelled from the service for being gay, was arrested Monday afternoon along with 12 others who chained themselves to the White House fence in protest of the military’s exclusionary policy. Activists with the group GetEQUAL had paid…

McCain rejects Pentagon study on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

The top Republican senator on the Armed Services Committee says a Pentagon study on how to implement the repeal of the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy doesn’t go far enough. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Sunday that he wasn’t willing to accept leaked results of a study that found…

Flip-flop: Cindy McCain says she backs effort to keep ‘don’t ask’

Barely a day after she appeared in a gay-rights video urging the repeal of the military’s gay ban, Cindy McCain announced she supports her husband’s efforts to keep the policy in place. “I fully support the NOH8 campaign and all it stands for and am proud to be a part…

Supreme Court rejects plea to block military gay ban

The Supreme Court refused Friday to block enforcement of the military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy which forces gay, lesbian and trans-gender members of the military to hide their personal lives or face expulsion from the service. The high court denied a request from the gay rights group Log…

Cindy McCain blasts ‘don’t ask’ as husband fights to keep it alive

Even as Sen. John McCain leads the effort to keep the military gay ban in place, his wife is appearing in a new video criticizing anti-gay laws for what she says are their role in bullying and gay teen suicides. In a new video from NOH8, a gay-rights campaign started…

Top Democrat ready to kill effort to ban ‘don’t ask don’t tell’

The top Democratic and Republican senators on the Armed Services Committee are set to strip repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy from the National Defense Authorization Act, according to two news reports. “Sens. Carl Levin of Michigan and John McCain of Arizona, the top Democrat and Republican…

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