We haven’t completely given up hope on a DADT repeal this year, and if there’s any grace in the world we’ll be rewarded for that with the new bill being pushed through Congress before the end of the year.
Today the Senate failed to pass DADT, thanks to senators like Scott Brown and John McCain, and more specifically failed tens of thousands of gay and lesbian servicemembers.
Harry Reid compares McCain to Lucy from Peanuts. Jon Stewart rips McCain a new one. An actual Marine who served openly for 4 years comes forward to say a repeal “will work.” But above all, for a ‘lousy student’ and ‘misogynist’ who used nepotism to get into the army and, once there, was not quite the hero he says he was — McCain sure claims to know a lot about unit morale.
DADT Hearings, Part Three, in which I AM GOING TO PUNCH JOHN MCCAIN IN THE F*CKING THROAT
“I believe that the impact would be devastating to me, my family, my unit, the military, our country and the world!”
The survey is in! Guess what? We were totally right. John McCain says it’s the wrong survey and also, he ate his meat so why hasn’t he gotten is pudding and also he wasn’t invited to Gates’ birthday party and also he’s cast in the chorus of Little Red Hen and he wanted to be the Little Red Hen and NO THAT IS NOT THE FORK HE WAS TALKING ABOUT he wants the Winnie-the-Pooh fork.
The endless onslaught of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell posts may actually come to an end in the near future, as the policy will hopefully be decided once and for all this week. We have the details, as well as some thoughts on how we got here and where we go next.
Can the Democrats really manage to end DADT in Congress while they still have a majority? We hope so, because otherwise it’s back to the drawing board.
Yesterday it looked like the Democrats are going to take a Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal off the bill currently in Congress because they’re tired of arguing about it. But that was before three senators tweeted their commitment to the repeal. Twitter. Yes. This is the way we live now.
How grim has the future of a DADT repeal become in the new, Republican future? Kinda grim.
Essence’s first lesbian wedding! Early returns from DADT Survey have good news! And Stephen Colbert faces his fears, which include the editor of OUT Magazine, Feministing interviews Rachel Maddow and Winston is a snail for Halloween. Also, moar, with a special appearance by Anderson Cooper and the Jersey Shore (not together).
How far is our group from that fever pitch of anger and refusal to wait any longer that brings things –and people like Dan Choi — to a boil? It’s the most painful point of all. But also, potentially, the most sad and the most powerful. A look at Dan Choi’s Village Voice cover story, “Bad Lieutenant.”
Obama stops by a DADT Meeting but he didn’t bring me a pony or a repeal but maybe we will get the repeal for Christmas? Also; Rachel Maddow chases down Joe Miller to talk about DOMA, gay partners get deported, Omaha votes against civil rights
Gay rights activist and “Beaver Bunch” star AJ went down to re-enlist in the U.S. Army yesterday. This is her first hand account of the hate speech she witnessed in the army recruitment office in Long Beach, California.
The legality of DADT changes overnight once again – it now appears that the military can discharge gay soldiers, at least for the next 24 hours and/or weekend.
As of today, the military still can’t enforce Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and are forced to allow gays and lesbians to enlist – but with the Obama administration still fighting the ruling, there’s no telling how long that will last.
In which it is revealed that the Pentagon has at the very least been seriously considering a gay/straight segregation option in the event of a DADT repeal, and in which our feelings range from “angry” to “unsurprised/resigned.”
It’s been two days since a federal judge put an injunction on enforcement of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. It sounds great, but there haven’t been many changes yet and the Department of Justice has already indicated clear plans to appeal the decision.
As of 12 PST today, the military is barred from enforcing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, thanks to judge Virginia Phillips.