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Ex-Air Force sergeant, outed in SD as lesbian, says she will re-enlist

September 22, 2011 in The Daily Republic

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) A female sergeant who was discharged from the Air Force last year after South Dakota police reported her marriage to a woman wants to re-enlist now that the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in uniform has been lifted.
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Local Vets React to Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

September 21, 2011 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – Some area veterans are happy to see the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law. Continue Reading

End of ‘don’t ask’ too late for ex-Guardsman

September 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Beginning Tuesday, gays and lesbians can serve openly in the military. But for 23-year-old William Gordon, who served in Iraq with the Army National Guard’s 1st Brigade, 34th Infantry “Red Bulls” Division, the moment comes too late to save his military career. Continue Reading

Tough for gay members to return to full military

August 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” coincides with the most competitive time in recent history to get into the military because of the sluggish economy, and the Defense Department says it has no plans to give priority to those discharged for being gay, even if they still meet the military’s age limits, fitness standards and cutoffs for time out of service. Continue Reading

Military lays out plan to implement gay ban repeal

January 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Military training to apply the new law allowing gays to serve openly will begin in February and will move quickly, senior Pentagon leaders said Friday. Continue Reading

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Pride or regret over ‘don’t ask, don’t’ tell vote

December 29, 2010 in INFORUM

In 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that “we hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
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Homosexuality morally unacceptable

December 28, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

Our 111th Congress, in its lame duck session, has given America a Christmas present in the way of repeal of the don’t ask don’t tell law.
Signing the repeal into law, President Barack Obama said he’s “never been prouder.”
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‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ to end

December 18, 2010 in INFORUM

Senate votes to repeal ban on openly gay troops serving in military
WASHINGTON In a historic vote for gay rights, the Senate agreed on Saturday to do away with the military’s 17-year ban on openly gay troops and sent President Barack Obama legislation to overturn the Clinton-era policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Continue Reading

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UPDATED: Senate votes to overturn military gay ban

December 18, 2010 in INFORUM

WASHINGTON (AP) In a landmark for gay rights, the Senate on Saturday voted to let gays serve openly in the military, giving President Barack Obama the chance to fulfill a campaign promise and repeal the 17-year policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
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Ahlin: Lame-duck Congress raises god-awful lame to an art form

December 4, 2010 in INFORUM

The lame-duck House voted to censure Charlie Rangel, the New York Democrat who thinks being found guilty by the House Ethics Committee on 11 counts of ethical violations was doggoned unfair. He has a point.
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