July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
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]
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
"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-Edwards
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]
December 9, 2012
by Sarah Steers
On December 9, 2010, the US Senate fell three votes short of the 60 votes needed for a cloture motion for a defense spending bill, which included a provision for the repeal of the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) policy regarding gays in the military. This failure to adopt a motion for ...[read more]
October 1, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On October 1, 2011, US President Barack Obama gave a speech reaffirming his intent to fight for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Among measures discussed that his administration had undertaken for equal rights, President Obama cited the recent repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell ( ...[read more]

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