July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The first major legislative push to repeal DADT during the Obama administration was advanced by the US House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committee in May 2010. The repeal was included as an amendment to the Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2009 before the House. The ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Due to the controversial nature of DADT, it was the subject of numerous legal challenges during its lifespan. The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has dismissed two lawsuits challenging DADT, one brought by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) in 2006 and the other filed by 12 ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Like Clinton, Barack Obama advocated for an end to DADT during his presidential campaign, calling for the end of the policy in an open letter in 2008. Obama also pledged to end the policy in October 2009 when he spoke before the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Annual Dinner:We are moving ahead on Don' ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
DADT was a source of deep controversy in the military and social arenas of American politics from its adoption to its repeal. According to its supporters, DADT, codified at 10 USC 654, was necessary to protect unit cohesion, military readiness, combat effectiveness and recruiting and retentio... ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) was the official US military policy towards homosexual service members from December 1993 to September 20, 2011, which mandated that "closeted" homosexual service members were allowed to serve in the military while homosexual or bisexual persons who revealed their ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) was the official US military policy towards homosexual service members from December 1993 to September 20, 2011, which mandated that "closeted" homosexual service members were allowed to serve in the military while homosexual or bisexual persons who revealed their ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The heated debate over same-sex marriage is one of the most polarizing issues currently facing the American legal community. It is a controversy being played out in every branch of the federal government, from the floor of the US Senate to the Oval Office. It has raised concerns over the nature of ...[read more]
January 30, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
JURIST Guest Columnist Joshua Block of the ACLU discusses the importance of the ACLU's recent victory, which will provide full separation pay to certain veterans who were discharged under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy...The government finally agreed this month to pay full separation pay to ...[read more]
January 8, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday announced a settlement with the federal government to provide full separation payment to service members discharged under the controversial Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) policy. The complaint, filed by the ACLU and the ACLU of New Mexico in 2010... ...[read more]
December 15, 2012
by Arjun Mishra
On December 15, 2010, the US House of Representatives voted 250-175 to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy, which effectively barred openly gay men and lesbian women from serving in the military. The policy originated during the Clinton administration, and 13,000 members of ...[read more]

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