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US Army

  • 24th May 2011

    Military chaplains want reassurances over opposition to homosexuality 57

    Chaplains want reassurances that troops will be able to express anti-gay views

    4:12 PM — Military chaplains are calling for reassurances that troops will not be punished if they speak out about their opposition to homosexuality. According to Associated Press, a joint letter from retired chaplains from 21 religious groups to the lead chaplains of the Army, Navy and Air Force says that troops may be unable to speak openly if they fear punishment.

  • 12th May 2011

    US House panel attempts to delay lifting of military gay ban 18

    The ban is expected to be lifted this summer (Photo: US Army)

    2:00 PM — A US House panel has approved a defence bill which contains a clause to delay the lifting of the ban on openly gay soldiers. The House Armed Services Committee voted 33-27 to approve an amendment requiring the chiefs of all four military services to certify that the change won't hurt military readiness, AP reports.

  • 27th April 2011

    Lesbian cadet Katherine Miller refused readmission to West Point 7

    The US military will allow gay men and women to serve openly once the ban is officially lifted

    5:45 PM — Katherine Miller, the lesbian cadet who resigned from West Point military academy last year over the don't ask don't tell policy, has had her bid for readmission refused.

  • 12th August 2010

    Gay US Air Force officer sues over dismissal 2

    DADT allows LGBT people to serve in the US military on admission of silence over their sexuality

    11:25 AM — A gay US Air Force officer who lost his job last year after a false rape allegation forced him to reveal his sexuality has sued to block his dismissal from the military and to overturn the US army's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.

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