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  • Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Gets Final Approval in Senate

    December 18, 2010 3:38 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has voted to overturn the military's ban on openly gay troops and sent the bill to President Barack Obama. He's expected to sign it into law next week, ending the 17-year policy known as "don't ask, don't tell." The Senate vote was 65-31. The House... more »
  • Government Seeks Stay of 'Don't ask, don't tell' Ruling

    October 20, 2010 12:11 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has asked a federal appeals court to immediately suspend a judge's ruling that overturned the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays. The administration says it wants the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco to take action on... more »
  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy Appeal

    October 13, 2010 11:20 AM

    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says abruptly ending the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy would have "enormous consequences" for the troops. A day after a federal judge ordered the Pentagon to cease enforcement of its policy barring gays from openly serving in the... more »
  • Enforcement Stopped on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

    October 12, 2010 3:50 PM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday stopping enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, ending the U.S. military's 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops. U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips' landmark ruling was widely cheered by gay rights organizations that credited her with... more »
  • Dardenne and Fayard Don't Expect Attack Campaigns

    October 5, 2010 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The lieutenant governor's race has been whittled from an eight-person field to a head-to-head matchup between Republican Jay Dardenne and Democrat Caroline Fayard, but both candidates said they don't expect to go on the attack. Dardenne, Louisiana's secretary of state from Baton Rouge, said he... more »
  • Dardenne and Fayard don't expect attack campaigns

    October 4, 2010 9:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The lieutenant governor's race has been whittled from an eight-person field to a head-to-head matchup between Republican Jay Dardenne and Democrat Caroline Fayard, but both candidates said they don't expect to go on the attack. Dardenne, Louisiana's secretary of state from Baton Rouge, said he... more »
  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy Could Be Changing

    March 23, 2010 2:44 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell says that the Defense Department is close to changing how it enforces its policy on "don't ask, don't tell," which bans gays from serving openly. In February, Defense Secretary Robert Gates directed his legal counsel to... more »

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