The End of Don t Ask Don t Tell

See Tammy S. Schultz , “ Why are the Marines the Military's Biggest Backers of ' Don't Ask , Don't Tell ? " Washington Post , 22 November 2010 . 40 Kevin Baron , " Marine Commandant Concluded DADT Repeal May Risk Lives , " Stars and ...

Author: J Ford Huffman

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160905469

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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Featuring 4 reports and 25 personal essays from diverse voices—both straight and gay—representing U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force veterans and service members, this anthology examines the impact of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and its repeal on 20 September 2011 in order to benefit policy makers, historians, researchers, and general readers. Topics include lessons from foreign militaries, serving while openly gay, women at war, returning to duty, marching forward after repeal, and support for the committed same-sex partners and families of gay service members.

The End of Don t Ask Don t Tell The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans

See Tammy S. Schultz, “Why are the Marines the Military's Biggest Backers of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell?”' Washington Post, 22 November 2010. 40 Kevin Baron, “Marine Commandant Concluded DADT Repeal May Risk Lives,” Stars and Stripes, ...

Author: J Ford Huffman

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160915589

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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Featuring 4 reports and 25 personal essays from diverse voices—both straight and gay—representing U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force veterans and service members, this anthology examines the impact of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and its repeal on 20 September 2011 in order to benefit policy makers, historians, researchers, and general readers. Topics include lessons from foreign militaries, serving while openly gay, women at war, returning to duty, marching forward after repeal, and support for the committed same-sex partners and families of gay service members.

Don t Tell Me to Wait

DADT Press Conference,” YouTube, uploaded December 10, 2010, https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=PA6lcGsJkG0. 18. On being hastily arranged, author interview with Todd Stein, legislative director to Senator Lieberman, April 7, 2014; ...

Author: Kerry Eleveld

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465073492

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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From an award-winning political journalist, the story of how LGBT activists pushed Obama to embrace gay rights -- transforming his presidency in the process Gay rights has been a defining progressive issue of Barack Obama's presidency: Congress repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell in 2010 with his strong support, and in 2011, he instructed his Justice Department to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act, helping to pave the way for a series of Supreme Court decisions that ultimately legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. This rapid succession of victories is astonishing by any measure -- and is especially incredible considering that when Obama first took office he, like many politicians, still viewed gay rights as politically toxic. In 2008, for instance, he opposed full marital rights for same-sex couples, calling marriage a "sacred union" between a man and a woman. It wasn't until 2012, in the heat of his reelection campaign, that Obama finally embraced marriage equality. In Don't Tell Me to Wait, former Advocate reporter Kerry Eleveld shows that Obama's transformation from cautious gradualist to gay rights champion was the result of intense pressure from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists. These men and women changed the conversation issue by issue, pushing the president and the country toward greater freedom for LGBT Americans. Drawing on years of research and reporting, Eleveld tells the dramatic story of the fight for gay rights in America, detailing how activists pushed the president to change his mind, turned the tide of political opinion, and set the nation on course to finally embrace LGBT Americans as full citizens of this country. With unprecedented access and unparalleled insights, Don't Tell Me to Wait captures a critical moment in American history and demonstrates the power of activism to change the course of a presidency-and a nation.

Res Gestae

DON'T ASK, from Page 3 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Like Milhizer, Belkin and Westcott urged students to think about it in a broader context. “The bottom line is, without “Don't Ask, Don't Tell, we wouldn't have Solomon," said Westcott.

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Government at Work

“Gates: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Fight Was Only Time Obama Showed 'Passion' for Military Issues.” Fox News, January 12. HRC. Nd. “Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” Human Rights Campaign Resources.

Author: Sunil Ahuja

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498530583

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

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This edited volume features academic experts using leading policy frameworks to analyze the prominent U.S. public policy issues of the twenty-first century. Readers will learn about the similarities and fundamentals of policy development while also seeing the unique issues and obstacles found in each policy environment.

Evolution of Government Policy Towards Homosexuality in the US Military

Retrieved from http://articles.latimes.com/2010/feb/02/nation/la-na-gays-military3-2010feb03 Belkin, A. (2008). 'Don't Ask, don't tell': Does the gay ban undermine the military's reputation? Armed Forces and Society, 34, 276–291.

Author: James E. Parco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134916329

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

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Throughout history, homosexuality has been a complicating factor for men and women electing to serve in the armed forces of the United States. The right to serve became increasingly complicated when the Department of Defense responded to congressional legislation in 1993 by adopting a policy that later became known as "don’t ask, don’t tell" (DADT). DADT permitted homosexual members to serve in the forces, so long as they showed no evidence of homosexual behavior. The compromise policy remained in force until Congress passed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 and finally, in September 2011, the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the US armed forces officially came to an end. Reflecting on the 20-year period governed by DADT, this volume explores the history, culture, attitudes and impacts of policy evolution from the mid-20th Century through to the present day. It not only provides insight to the scholarly field of how the most powerful institution in the world has viewed and dealt with homosexuality as it transitioned into the 21st century, but it is also poised to become a seminal collection for researchers in the decades to come. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality. "Parco and Levy have produced a fine edited volume dedicated to deepening our understanding of the federal DADT policy. What has resulted is a deep analysis of the federal policies regarding gays and lesbians in the U.S. military. This volume is filled with rich descriptions and analyses written by the very best thinkers about issues pertaining to gays and lesbians in the U.S. military. Parco and Levy not only offer a comprehensive treatment of DADT, but their book will stand the test of time and spur additional important research about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer service members. The Rise and Fall of DADT is accessibly written and offers readers a comprehensive understanding of the DADT federal policy and the attendant issues of equity, social justice and ever-changing attitudes about LGBTQ people related to the U.S. military and to the larger American society." John P. Elia, Ph.D. Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Homosexuality and Professor and Associate Chair of Health Education at San Francisco State University, USA "As Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs from 2010 to 2012, and the first openly-gay senior official to serve at the Pentagon, I was witness to and honored to be an active participant in the historic process that led to the ban on discrimination against lesbian and gay service members: men and women who had been hiding in plain sight while risking their lives to serve their country honorably. In this volume, Jim Parco and Dave Levy provide what is perhaps the most comprehensive account to date of the evolution of US government policy regarding LGBT service members. Their study includes outstanding firsthand narratives by many friends who played central roles in the repeal of Don’t Ask/Don’t tell, including Sue Fulton, Jonathan Lee and former Congressman Patrick Murphy. Parco and Levy provide the opportunity for scholars, experts and ordinary citizens from all walks of life to share in those journeys and in the very positive results that were achieved." Douglas B. Wilson, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for the United States

Symposium Human Rights in the United States

10,000 service members have been discharged under the law since its implementation38 and critical, skilled jobs remain vacant when the country is at war.39 Ironically, while "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" continues to silence United States ...

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The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today s World

“Judge Orders 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Injunction.” WBUR (October 12, 2010). http://www.wbur.org/2010/10/12/dont-ask-dont-tell (Accessed July 2012). Belkin, Aaron and Geoffrey Bateman, eds. Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Debating the Gay Ban in ...

Author: Mary Zeiss Stange

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452270686

Category: Social Science

Page: 1160

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This e-only volume expands and updates the original 4-volume Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World (2011), offering a wide range of new entries and new multimedia content. The entries reflect such developments as the Arab Spring that brought women's issues in the Islamic world into sharp relief, the domination of female athletes among medal winners at the London 2012 Olympics, nine more women joining the ranks of democratically elected heads of state, and much more. The 475 articles in this e-only update (accompanied by photos and video clips) supplement the themes established in the original edition, providing a vibrant collection of entries dealing with contemporary women's issues around the world.

The Armed Forces and American Social Change

23/7502/implementing-the-repeal-of-dont-ask-dont-tell-in-the-u-s-armed-forces/ (accessed March 23, 2018). 56. Carla Crandell, “The Effects of Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Is the Combat Exclusion the Next Casualty in the March Toward ...

Author: Troy Mosley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761872523

Category: Gay military personnel

Page: 276

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UnwrittenTruce is a powerful depiction of Black Americans' struggle for equality told through the lens of uniformed military service. Mosley uses superb story-telling, personal vignettes, and historical examples to show how millions of Americans have lifted themselves from oppression through opportunities gleaned from military service. Collectively these efforts exerted positive outward pressure on American society and by in large has resisted all forms of social change. One of the unique aspects of combat is that rarely are Americans more equal than when thrust into harms way. It has been said there are no atheists in combat; similarly, racism, sexism, and homophobia quickly go by the wayside when under enemy fire.Yet in the 19th century and well into the 21st century, America's military policies regarding the use of manpower could best be described as an awkward attempt to balance the requirement to win the nation's wars while supporting a socio-political caste system. President Harry Truman signed Executive Order 9981 on July 26, 1948 in response to police violence perpetrated against Black veterans. His actions broke this trend and set the military on the path to true meritocracy. Today, retired general Lloyd Austin is the first black American Secretary of Defense in part due to the barriers broken down by men and women who served before him. The armed services fiercely resisted integration, gender equality, and LGBTQ equality but over time have grown to value America's well spring of diversity as a strategic and operational advantage. Under the Trump administration many of the military's policies supporting transgender inclusion were reversed, making the U.S. military one of many institutions caught in the ideological tug of war regarding social change, which is at the heart of the present day American polarization. For as far as America has come, we still have work to do for Truman's vision of equality of opportunity to become a reality for all Americans. Join this thought-provoking narrative that celebrates the brave American military pioneers and challenges us all to continue the push for a better expression of America.

Managing Sex in the U S Military

Lehring, Officially Gay, 139–40; Bender, “Continued Discharges”; Burrelli, “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.” It is unknown how many people may have left the military voluntarily during the years dadt was in place. 27. Charles McLean and Peter ...

Author: Beth Bailey

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496230868

Category: History

Page: 378

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The U.S. military is a massive institution, and its policies on sex, gender, and sexuality have shaped the experiences of tens of millions of Americans, sometimes in life-altering fashion. The essays in Managing Sex in the U.S. Military examine historical and contemporary military policies and offer different perspectives on the broad question: “How does the U.S. military attempt to manage sex?” This collection focuses on the U.S. military’s historical and contemporary attempts to manage sex—a term that is, in practice, slippery and indefinite, encompassing gender and gender identity, sexuality and sexual orientation, and sexual behaviors and practices, along with their outcomes. In each chapter, the authors analyze the military’s evolving definitions of sex, sexuality, and gender, and the significance of those definitions to both the military and American society.