Dont Ask Dont Tell
The latest round of training to prepare U.S. military officers to accept the lifestyles of openly-gay soldiers began on Thursday at Camp Pendleton.
President Barack Obama says valor and sacrifice in the armed forces are no longer defined by sexual orientation.
Monday’s decision by a federal appellate court means gay Americans who disclose their sexual orientations still can’t enlist in the armed forces and can be discharged.
A federal judge who halted the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gays may decide Monday whether to permit its enforcement pending an appeal.
As the White House determines its response to a federal judge’s order to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, one pro-military group predicts the order won’t stand up in Supreme Court.
A gay rights organization that won a U.S. District Court ruling declaring the military’s ban on openly gay troops unconstitutional is asking the judge to immediately stop the policy from being used to discharge any U.S. military personnel, anywhere in the world.
A federal judge in Southern California on Thursday declared the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional.