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Congress keeps sodomy ban in defense bill

The House-Senate conference committee has kept the military’s current policy on sodomy in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012. In a move that riled some social conservatives, the Senate version of the legislation repealed Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which prohibits “unnatural…

Breaking: “At this time SLDN cannot recommend that LGB service members participate in any survey”

As we learned yesterday, the Pentagon’s survey on DADT repeal impact was sent out to 200,000 active duty troops and 200,000 reserve troops. What you were not told is how LGBs serving in silence would be able to participate without risking being outed in the process. Servicemembers Legal Defense Network…

Gay Army sergeant who discussed serving openly in 60 Minutes piece is discharged under DADT

Darren Manzella, the Army Sergeant who appeared on 60 Minutes with Lesley Stahl to tell his story of coming out of the closet to his colleagues and commanding officer, and who served openly in Kuwait without incident, has now been discharged under the absurd Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. The…

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