don’t ask don’t tell
Obama also said that Congress needs to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. During his presidency, Obama, among other moves, rescinded the “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule prohibiting gay military people from revealing their sexual orientation.
The Marine Corps has advised its legal staff that spouses clubs operating on its installations must admit same-sex spouses if they wish to remain on the bases.
Congressional Republicans challenged Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday to explain why the Defense Department allowed active-duty troops to wear their uniforms while marching in San Diego’s gay pride parade last weekend.
The refrain sounded by his aides is accurate: Barack Obama has done more for the cause of gay rights than any president before him.
A gay and lesbian alumni group for graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy is welcoming the first midshipmen who will graduate after repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
The Obama administration is extending its decision to stop defending an anti-gay marriage law to provisions affecting same-sex couples in the military.