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  • First same-sex marriage being celebrated Saturday at West Point’s Cadet Chapel

    12/01/2012 10:51:03 AM PST · by NYer · 131 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2012
    <p>The first same-sex marriage at West Point’s Cadet Chapel will be celebrated Saturday – when a military veteran and her partner exchange vows roughly one year after President Obama ended the military policy banning openly gay people from serving in the military.</p>
  • Senate Approves Sodomy in Military - Report any "conservative" talk radio comments here - if any.

    12/04/2011 6:00:35 AM PST · by central_va · 37 replies
    12/4 | self
    I could be wrong about this but here goes: This grotesque bill, see link below, was passed on Thursday. I didn't listen to talk radio on Friday but I suspect it wasn't mentioned by Rush, Hannity or Levin. I could be wrong. My guess is our talk radio pundits won't touch it. The fix is in. THe Pink Hand touches all, even Jim Demint. Cowards.Original thread link. Senate Approves Bill that Legalizes Sodomy and Bestiality in U.S. Military
  • Military Benefit Equity for Same-Sex Couples

    11/29/2011 8:25:51 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 14 replies
    Military.com | November 24, 2011 | Terry Howell
    Shortly after the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the DoD announced that certain benefit programs are open to servicemember designated beneficiaries, “regardless of sexual orientation.”
  • Top Marine: Fears of ending gay ban prove founded

    11/28/2011 12:51:45 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 79 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.28, 2011 | ROBERT BURNS
    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Marine Gen. James F. Amos, the face of opposition in the military to lifting the ban on gays serving openly, now acknowledges his concern has proven unfounded that repeal would undermine the war effort. In fact, he says, Marines have embraced the change. In an Associated Press interview, Amos called the repeal in September "a non-event."
  • Perry blasts repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

    11/09/2011 7:32:05 AM PST · by casinva · 23 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | November 8,2011 | TOM BENNING
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Tuesday blasted as “irresponsible” the repeal of the policy that barred openly gay troops from serving in the military, saying “don’t ask, don’t tell” was “working well.” “The idea that the president of the United States wanted to make a political statement using our men and women in the military as the tool for that was irresponsible,” Perry said in an interview with ABC News’ Christiane Amanpour. The ban was lifted in September, ending a provision that President Barack Obama said had forced gay and lesbian service members to “lie about who they are.”...
  • Navy Vet in Same-Sex Marriage Demands VA Benefits

    10/14/2011 12:06:48 PM PDT · by Sarajevo · 18 replies
    Military.com ^ | October 14, 2011 | Libor Jany
    NEW HAVEN -- A disabled Navy veteran from Connecticut is going to court to try to force the Department of Veterans Affairs to recognize her marriage to her longtime female partner. Carmen Cardona, who filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on Thursday, plans to challenge the constitutionality of a federal statute -- and its legal cousin the Defense of Marriage Act, the controversial 1996 law that prohibits the U.S. government from recognizing same-sex marriages -- cited when the VA denied her spousal disability benefits, her legal team said.
  • Gay Military Personnel Ready for First Convention (leaders from 48 chapters around world)

    10/14/2011 9:56:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Skanner ^ | 10/14/11 | Lisa Leff
    Gay Military Personnel Ready for First ConventionOutServe Leadership Summit brings together leaders from 48 chapters around world Lisa Leff - The Associated Press October 14, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The nation's only professional group for active-duty gay military personnel is holding its first conference in Las Vegas this weekend, an event only made possible by the recent lifting of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that prohibited gay and lesbian troops from serving openly in the armed forces. The OutServe Leadership Summit is designed to highlight the diversity of gays in the military and the challenges they face, and...
  • 2,000 Evangelical, Orthodox Chaplains Join Catholics in Opposing Pentagon Directive on SSM

    10/06/2011 1:11:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    CNS ^ | October 5, 2011 | Pete Winn
    Dr. Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. (AP Photo.) (CNSNews.com) – A national group representing more than 2,000 military chaplains from evangelical Christian and Orthodox backgrounds said on Wednesday that the Pentagon has launched a “direct assault” on marriage, and the chaplains they endorse will not be allowed to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies under any circumstances.Dr. Ron Crews, executive director of the newly formed Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, said his 2,000-plus membership is concerned about a Sept. 30 Pentagon memorandum that authorizes chaplains and military chapel facilities to be used for “any private ceremony,”...
  • Evangelical Chaplains Refuse to Marry Gay Couples on Military Bases

    10/06/2011 7:56:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/06/2011 | Paul Stanley
    An organization representing more than 2,000 of the nation’s 5,000 military chaplains announced Wednesday they would join forces with Catholic Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for Military Service, saying they will not perform same-sex ceremonies. The 2,000 members of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, a group of evangelical clergy, are concerned about the Pentagon’s memorandum – issued 10 days after the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal took effect – that authorizes chaplains to officiate “any private ceremony.” A Sept. 20 order lifted the military’s long-standing DADT policy, allowing homosexuals to openly serve in the armed forces. While the...
  • Toby Keith weighs in on gay marriage, military

    09/30/2011 10:54:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 89 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Toby Keith says gay marriage doesn't bother him and trying to stop it wastes time and money. The country superstar tells "CMT Insider" airing Saturday on CMT that he doesn't see the reason behind getting into people's personal lives. He says refusing a marriage license to people because they are gay won't stop them from living together, so it accomplishes nothing. Keith also weighed in on the military's now-repealed "don't ask, don't tell" policy that banned gays serving openly in uniform. He says that anyone with the training and passion should have the right to defend...
  • Obama to headline gay rights dinner

    10/01/2011 6:38:05 AM PDT · by Clairity · 41 replies
    Google News/AP ^ | Oct. 1, 2011 | Julie Pace/AP
    President Barack Obama is headlining the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner Saturday night, addressing the gay rights group less than two weeks after the military ended its ban on openly gay service members, an effort Obama championed. With the president increasingly focused on his 2012 campaign, some gay advocates believe Obama will wait until after the election to make any significant announcement on his position on gay marriage. "He really has been an incredible champion for the issues that are important to us," Sainz said. "It's fair to say we've made more progress in the past two years than we...
  • Pentagon makes provisions for same-sex marriage

    09/30/2011 7:58:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Pentagon makes provisions for same-sex marriage mug.cnn By: CNN Wire Staff (CNN) - Ten days after the military dumped its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays and lesbians in the military, the Pentagon has issued new rules allowing military chaplains to perform same-sex marriages....
  • US: military chaplains may perform same-sex unions

    09/30/2011 9:45:36 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 32 replies
    AP ^ | September 30, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon has decided that military chaplains may perform same-sex unions, whether on or off a military installation. The ruling announced Friday by the Pentagon's personnel chief follows the Sept. 20 repeal of a law that had prohibited gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.
  • Appeals court tosses gays in military lawsuit

    09/30/2011 9:37:30 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 2 replies
    AP ^ | September 29, 2011 | Lisa Leff
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal appeals court refused Thursday to decide the constitutionality of the military's now-repealed "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning openly gay troops, saying the issue has been resolved since Americans can enlist and serve in the armed forces without regard to sexual orientation. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco tossed out a lawsuit that had challenged the military policy as a violation of gay service members' civil rights. In doing so, the appeals court also dismissed a Southern California trial judge's year-old ruling that the policy was...
  • After demise of ‘don’t ask,’ activists call for end to military ban on transgenders

    09/29/2011 9:51:27 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept. 29, 2011 | Rowan Scarborough
    With homosexuals now able to serve openly in the military, the gay rights movement’s next battleground is to persuade the Obama administration to end the armed forces’ ban on “transgenders,” a group that includes transsexuals and cross-dressers. “Our position is that the military should re-examine the policy, the medical regulations, so as to allow open service for transgender people,” said Vincent Paolo Villano, spokesman for the 6,000-member Center for Transgender Equality. The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), which pushed to end the military’s gay ban, is urging President Obama to sign an executive order prohibiting discrimination based on “gender identity.”...
  • A Historic Day plus one year

    09/24/2011 9:27:37 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 7 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | September 24, 2011 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    In a press conference with Adm. Mike Mullen Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta joyfully announce September 20, 2011 as a “historic day.” This is the day that the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy was repealed. The repeal is a blatant use of the military to shape public opinion and force the homosexual agenda and gay marriage on the American people a la Saul Alinsky. Shut up! During the press conference Mr. Panetta said “My hope is that the command structure operating with the standard disciplines that are in place will implement those disciplines and will ensure that harassment doesn’t take...
  • End of DADT paves way for new discrimination

    09/23/2011 8:05:57 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 35 replies
    http://www.stripes.com ^ | September 22, 2011 | ByAlexander F.C. Webster
    On Sept. 20, 2011, a date that will live in infamy, the U.S. armed forces were deliberately and successfully attacked by advocates of the scourge of homosexuality. The elimination of the last vestige of moral restraint on sexual perversion in the U.S. military, commonly known as the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, ushers in a new Orwellian era in which the military leadership of our nation will proclaim the unnatural as natural, the unhealthy as healthy and the immoral as moral. On Aug. 25, 2010, before the DADT policy was rescinded by Congress and the current president of the United...
  • The Worst Fox News-Google Debate Moment: Audience Boos a Gay Soldier

    09/23/2011 12:19:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 165 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 23, 2011 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    The last three GOP presidential primary debates have been nearly as notable for the actions of audience-members as for the candidates who appeared before them. In California at the MSNBC-Politico debate at the Reagan library, the audience applauded mention of the high number of executions in Texas and Rick Perry's defense of the death penalty. "If you come into our state and you kill one of our children, you kill a police officer, you're involved with another crime and you kill one of our citizens, you will face the ultimate justice in the state of Texas, and that is...
  • At GOP debate, crowd boos gay soldier's question on 'don't ask, don't tell' (Barf Alert)

    09/22/2011 11:29:45 PM PDT · by SideoutFred · 50 replies
    A gay soldier's question about the end of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy elicited boos from the audience at Thursday night's Republican candidate debate, and a promise from Rick Santorum to reinstate the policy if elected. In a video submission, Stephen Hill told the Republican presidential candidates that he "had to lie about who he was" when he was deployed to Iraq in 2010 because of his sexual orientation, and his fear that he would "lose my job." "My question is, under one of your presidencies, do you intend to circumvent the progress that's been made for gay...
  • Observations on the End of DADT

    I was stationed on Guam in the mid-1980s. My squadron flew search and rescue while on the island and made regular deployments to sea. Aside from my duties as a naval aviator, I was also a division officer and had enlisted men and women reporting to me. Guam is only 13 degrees north of the equator—beach weather every day. Most military people used the military beaches; I was one of the folks who liked to travel around the island. That’s how I discovered one of my men was gay. He was on the beach with his boyfriend, and although there...
  • DADT gone, but unequal treatment of gays still here [Now, it starts]

    09/21/2011 3:01:12 PM PDT · by fwdude · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/20/2011 | Laurence Watts
    (CNN) -- In the very early hours of this morning, "don't ask, don't tell" ceased to be U.S. policy. As a result, today is the first day I can write about being the partner of a gay military serviceman without fear that he will lose his job. ... The battle has only been half won. Gay servicemen or servicewomen can no longer be discharged simply for being gay, but they are still treated inequitably. Only by using their newly won free speech can they hope to reap the same benefits as their straight colleagues.
  • Feds ask court to dismiss ’don’t ask’ lawsuit

    09/20/2011 7:06:39 PM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 09/20/2011 | Associated Press
    Even as federal officials laud the end of the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay troops, Justice Department lawyers are trying to dissuade a federal appeals court from deciding if the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy was unconstitutional. They filed a motion Tuesday asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to vacate a lower court ruling last September that found the ban violated the civil rights of gay service members. The gay political group Log Cabin Republicans, which brought the case, wants the appeals court to address the ban’s constitutional implications.
  • Obama campaign touts repeal of DADT ("Signature Achievement" -- BARF)

    09/20/2011 10:02:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/11 | Alicia M. Cohn
    President Obama’s re-election campaign on Tuesday touted the end of the military policy “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” as one of the Obama administration’s “signature achievements.” The ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military officially ended on Tuesday, following a vote to repeal in December. President Obama, who ran on the pledge to repeal in 2008, called it an “honor” to sign the repeal into law in July, setting into motion a 60-day waiting period. In an email, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina called it both a “policy promise” and a “personal promise” kept by Obama to “the...
  • Navy officer weds partner as gay ban ends

    09/19/2011 10:15:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 191 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | September 20, 2011
    <p>When Navy Lt. Gary Ross and his partner were searching for a place to get married, they settled on a site in Vermont, in part because the state is in the Eastern time zone.</p> <p>That way, the two men were able to recite their vows before family and friends at the first possible moment after the formal repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Just after midnight Tuesday, the partners of 11 years were married.</p>
  • 2 lawmakers seek to delay end of military gay ban

    09/17/2011 12:53:17 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 16, 2011 | Donna Cassata
    Two top Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee have asked Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to delay the new policy allowing gays to serve openly in the military. In a letter to the Pentagon chief this week, California Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, the committee chairman, and South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson — two opponents of repealing the ban — complained that the policies and regulations for implementing the change have not been finalized nor provided to the panel. "Since it is evident that the department does not have final, approved policies in place, we believe it is essential that you...
  • Subtle acts reshape military society amid [DADT] repeal

    09/17/2011 8:53:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Yahoooooo!... ^ | 09-17-2011 | By JULIE WATSON
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Night-long celebrations will mark the final countdown to the historic end of the U.S. military's ban on openly gay troops, and even more partying will take place once it is lifted Tuesday. But in many ways change is already here. Countless subtle acts over the past months have been reshaping the military's staunchly traditional society in preparation for the U.S. armed forces' biggest policy shift in decades. Supporters of repeal compare it to the racial de-segregation of troops more than 60 years ago. For some gay service members, the fear of discovery and reprisals dissipated months...
  • Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal a Mistake

    12/27/2010 6:06:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies · 3+ views
    RightBias.com ^ | 12-27-2010 | Star Parker
    Our 111th congress, in its lame duck session, has given America a Christmas present in the way of repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” law. Signing the repeal into law, President Obama said he’s “never been prouder.” From my point of view, I’m feeling increasingly like a minority in our country. Not because I’m black, but because I am a Christian. As a Christian, I believe in the truth of traditional morality as transmitted to us through our biblical sources. And I believe, along with George Washington, who stated clearly in his farewell address to the nation, that religion...
  • Supporters of alleged WikiLeaker Bradley Manning consider him a ‘patriot,’ not a traitor

    01/27/2011 1:45:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 25, 2011 | Alexis Levinson
    While much of America views Bradley Manning, the private first class who has been accused of leaking secret documents to WikiLeaks, as a traitor, he does have some defenders who consider him nothing less than a patriot. “He was trying to help the country,” said Kevin Zeese, a member of the steering committee of the Bradley Manning Support Network. Zeese tells the story of Manning as a loss of innocence tale. The story of Manning, he says, is about “a guy who believes in America,” enlists in the army, and gets to Iraq only to discover that the country has,...
  • Military brass do not applaud Obama’s mention of DADT repeal during SOTU

    01/26/2011 4:21:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/26/11 | Matthew Boyle
    The military brass in attendance didn’t stand, cheer, applaud or even break a smile when President Barack Obama lauded the December repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.Air Force General Norton Schwartz and Marine Corps General James Amos looked like statues after the president played up the congressional repeal of the military policy.“Our troops come from every corner of this country – they are black, white, Latino, Asian and Native American,” Obama said. “They are Christian and Hindu, Jewish and Muslim. And, yes, we know that some of them are...
  • (RINO) Sen. Collins recounts role in repealing 'don't ask' ("It was exciting")

    01/18/2011 9:29:55 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies
    The Press-Herald, Portland, Me. ^ | 2011-01-14 | David Hench
    PORTLAND — Sen. Susan Collins this morning described for a group of business leaders from across New England her role in repealing the law banning gays in the military. (snip) In a 30-minute presentation, the Republican lawmaker described the 11th-hour maneuvering against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the waning days of 2010, her work to convince key Republican allies to support repeal and the challenge of opposing a close friend, renowned veteran, Sen. John McCain of Arizona. "It was exciting to help lead what I believe to be a historic change for our country, but boy it was not...
  • Officer refusing homosexual training program reassigned

    01/08/2011 8:45:45 AM PST · by Purrsiancat · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 7, 2011 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    "From now on I'll be a staff officer without a bunch of people working under me, so I won't have the moral conflict with having to enforce this new policy on them. "...the state is actually standing by my position." The officer, who formerly commanded a battalion-sized unit, has strongly held religious beliefs that homosexual behavior is morally wrong, and he thinks the military will be damaged severely if it implements the Obama administration's plan to allow homosexuals to serve openly....many of the men under his command share his views. "The only real argument the senators made for repealing DADT...
  • The Communist Takeover of America: 45 Declared Goals (Congressional Record, 1963)

    01/20/2006 6:03:31 AM PST · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 48 replies · 14,452+ views
    Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963   Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America. At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an...
  • Why They Want to Homosexualize the Military

    12/17/2010 4:06:30 PM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 43 replies
    Renew America ^ | 17 Dec 2010 | Tim Dunkin
    We all know that people on the Left are the great destroyers. There is not a single institution in this great land that they do not want to tear down, demolish, devastate, obliterate, and annihilate. There is not a single just and righteous law that they do not seek to subvert and overturn. There is not a single needful tradition that they don't desire to delegitimize and replace with abject nonsense. The object of all this effort on their part is power — pure, unadulterated power. They want to be able to run our lives, they want to be able...
  • Military Should ‘Expressly Prohibit’ Heterosexuals from Using Separate Showers from Homosexuals...

    12/18/2010 3:11:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 131 replies · 2+ views
    CNSNews ^ | December 18, 2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Complete title: Military Should ‘Expressly Prohibit’ Heterosexuals from Using Separate Showers from Homosexuals After Repeal of DADT, Says DOD Working Group A special Defense Department working group appointed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates has recommended that the military should “expressly prohibit” heterosexuals from using separate showers, bathrooms and bunking facilities from homosexuals when the repeal of the law banning homosexuals from the military goes into effect.The working group has also recommended that commanding officers be left with the authority to exempt individuals from using the same showers, bathrooms and living facilities as homosexuals, but only on a “case-by-case” basis.The House...
  • Oh my: Scott Brown and Susan Collins to vote yes on repealing DADT (With this, we have 60)

    12/03/2010 5:27:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2010 | Allahpundit
    That makes 60 votes for cloture, assuming Reid can keep the entire Democratic caucus in line. I’m not aware of any defectors yet but Tester, McCaskill, Ben Nelson and a few other red-state Dems who are up in 2012 will be thinking awfully hard about this vote, needless to say.Two big qualifiers, though. Collins, at least, is sticking by the GOP’s plan to vote no on everything until a deal is reached on the Bush tax cuts. Brown’s statement doesn’t address the subject, but since he also signed the Republican pledge to make the tax cuts top priority, presumably he’s...
  • Sen. Scott Brown, R-MA, said in a press release that he supports a repeal of DADT.

    12/03/2010 10:43:04 AM PST · by roses of sharon · 164 replies
    # Brown: "I accept the findings of the report and support repeal based on the Secretary’s recommendations" 6 minutes ago via web # Sen. Scott Brown, R-MA, said in a press release that he supports a repeal of DADT. 7 minutes ago via web
  • Do Ask, Do Tell-US Military To Launch Media Blitz vs. Obama Regarding Gays In Military

    07/25/2008 1:32:38 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 1 replies · 72+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | July 25, 2008 | Dan Gura
    RFFM.org NEWS CHICAGO, IL -- Do Ask, Do Tell / U.S. Military announced what founder Dan Zanoza is calling a political counterinsurgency movement to fight against homosexual activists. Do Ask, Do Tell / U.S. Military is an organization formed to fight the effort by some which would lead to homosexuals openly serving in the United States Armed Forces. "Hillary Clinton said she would strive to do away with 'Don't ask, don't tell' which was implemented by her husband and former President Bill Clinton during his first term in office," stated Zanoza. "If Hillary planned to use our Armed Forces for...