Don't ask/don't tell
Dec 22, 2010 — Obama was in the spotlight but DADT's repeal really rested on several lawmakers who refused to quit. Rep. Steny Hoyer kept the repeal effort alive even after the White House appeared to back away from it. Ditto Senators Lieberman and Collins.
Dec 20, 2010 — The "don't ask, don't tell" repeal effort revealed how one federal branch has to occasionally light a fire under another. In this case the executive shoved the legislative, to take action in order to neutralize the third.
Dec 20, 2010 — Describing the seismic shift represented by the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," an Army noncom said the military is going from kicking people out because they were gay to kicking them out for picking on gays.
Dec 15, 2010 — With House passage of a stand-alone bill to end the military ban on gays serving openly, it's now on the Senate to act. Repeal supporters think they have the 60 votes to pass the measure — if it is brought to the floor after the spending bill.
Dec 15, 2010 — Congress faces a severe time crunch and many complicating factors as it tries to finish big legislation before Christmas. Besides approving a Bush tax cut extension, it must take up a spending bill as well as give a repeal of DADT another try.
Dec 9, 2010 — By a 57-40 vote, the Senate just failed to get the required 60 votes to move ahead with consideration of legislation to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that bars openly gay men and women from serving in the military.
Nov 30, 2010 — The DADT issue now moves to Congress where it's chances for lame duck passage are questionable.
Nov 1, 2010 — The U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy will remain in effect indefinitely while a challenge to the policy banning openly gay troops works its way through the courts.
Sep 21, 2010 — Obama's choice to lead the Marine Corps says repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell would hurt morale.
Aug 24, 2010 — Marine Gen. James Conway said the corps recruits more macho men and women making them more resistant to the idea of uncloseted gays serving alongside them.