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Appeals court rules that Pentagon must stop enforcing gay military ban

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  1. Dan Filson 7 Jul 2011, 1:31am

    I wonder how many personnel have been dismissed the services, since the Senate resolution until now, or otherwise suffered demerits. It’s time the service chiefs signed the thing off.

    1. Four servicemembers have been discharged under the policy since last fall. They all came out voluntarily and asked to be separated quickly, so I’d say they wanted to take advantage of DADT as an easy out while they still could.

  2. Yeah right like the US government are going to listen to this.

    @ Dan it says More than 13,500 troops have been fired under the law since 1993.

  3. Messa Tunt 7 Jul 2011, 6:27am

    Well done Pink News on yet another piece of US news!!!!!!!

    Apropos what’s going on about Marriage Equality in the UK, does Pink News have a DADT policy??

    1. David Myers 8 Jul 2011, 7:49am

      I subscribe to Pink News in order to get a broader perspective on the gay rights issues in all countries than I am exposed to in my own country – Canada. I expect to see news of progress as well as outrage in all countries including the US and Britan. Pink News doesn’t disappoint on that score. Your sarcasm is not appreciated. Our movement is world-wide and it behooves us all to know about all of it. Your ethnocentrism is narrow minded pettyness.

    2. Jock S. Trap 14 Jul 2011, 10:11am

      It is relevent news and we need to hear it.

      If you don’t like it, choose not to read it.

  4. Jock S. Trap 7 Jul 2011, 8:31am

    Yet more stalling and arguing.
    I mean…
    “The Pentagon had insisted that it needed to continue to enforce the ban while new rules and guidelines were drafted.”

    How dificult can it be?
    Allow and respect your troops and stop hatred and discrimination.

    There done.

    What takes them so long?

  5. On the subject of DADT.
    There’s a good article on the Guardian website about a gay man who joined the US army, despite DADT, so that “a soldier with a wife and family wouldn’t have to”. He was unfortunately killed by an IED in February.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/06/family-gay-soldier-andrew-wilfahrt-equality

  6. God Bless America land of the free gays and straights in the military but no equal rights and Civil Rights when they fight for the freedom of all Americas, thanks to the homophobic Christians who has an agenda to destroy gays any way they can, ow sick are these Christians?

    1. David Myers 8 Jul 2011, 7:50am

      Pretty damned (literally) sick.

  7. burningworm 7 Jul 2011, 6:36pm

    I’m for this enforcement to stay in place. Our displacement within the policy should remind us that the service of war is not acceptable.

    There used to be a debate among lgbtqi people about whether we were the same or that being gay… made us different.

    When the policy is changed the decree of war gets an international stamp of approval and praise.

    Study war no more

    1. Jock S. Trap 14 Jul 2011, 10:16am

      But weither LGBTQI or straight people want to be a part of protecting others and their country and those people should be all respected and be able to be themselves.

  8. Out Military 10 Jul 2011, 3:16pm

    FYI – http://OutMilitary.com is providing a supportive environment for friending, sharing and networking between Gay active military, vets and supporters.

  9. Rich (original) 21 Jul 2011, 12:29am

    Too many homosexuals penetrated judicial system of the U.S. already…. The country systematically reduced to great shame of the world.

  10. Rich, how UNoriginal. But if a court rules in favor of junk you support it’s okay, right? Like the Citizens United decision that gives corporations unlimited access to our political process.

  11. David Myers 8 Jul 2011, 7:53am

    Yeah. Impeach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for failure to recuse himself from decisions in favor of business interests in which he had vested interests! I know that’s not what your had in mind Rich – tough – you’re such a troll!

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