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.
The Daily Caller invokes gender essentialism, penis power, and insane logic to argue that gay men should be excluded from the military but lesbians should be allowed in. So that all the remaining dudes can turn them straight.
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.
Our faith in the workings of the universe/the concept of justice is partially restored with the news that crazed homophobic stalker Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell has taken a leave of absence and will face disciplinary hearings, and also that Jene Newsome, black lesbian DADT victim, is suing the Rapid City police who outed her.
When Judge Phillips ruled Don’t Ask Don’t Tell unconstitutional, she issued an injunction so that no more soldiers could be discharged until the case was resolved. It would have been relatively simple for Obama and the Department of Justice to let the injunction stand and let the issue rest. HEY, GUESS WHAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ISN’T DOING.
Bill Clinton did not think DADT was gonna be like this, Rachel Maddow explains why DADT opponents are full of sh*t, and John McCain is either totally ignorant or lying. Either way, don’t ask anybody or tell anybody anything.
When you have a lot of feelings about Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the best way to express those feelings is through art. You should express your art on John McCain’s face, ideally.
It’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell vote day! Finally! Come watch with us, and then we can laugh, cry, yell, drink, or all of the above together after the Senate votes.