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Gays in the Military : Instant Guide
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta, 23, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, 22, shared a first kiss Wednesday after Gaeta returned from 80 days at sea.

The Navy's 'precedent-shattering' lesbian kiss

Naval officers Marissa Gaeta and Citlalic Snell zoom into the post-"don't ask, don't tell" era with a historic kiss upon Gaeta's return from sea

 
Gays in the Military : Best Video
President Obama targeted his Republican rivals in a speech Saturday, accusing them of failing to stand up for a gay soldier who was booed by a GOP debate audience.

Heckling a gay soldier: Obama's 'fighting' response to the GOP's silence

At a gay-rights gala, President Obama tears into his Republican challengers for failing to defend a gay soldier when a GOP debate audience booed him

 
Gays in the Military : Analysis
Stephen Hill, an openly gay soldier serving in Iraq, asked Republican Rick Santorum a question about gays in the military on Thursday, only to be met by a chorus of boos from the audience at a Florida debate.

The GOP debate audience's 'disgusting' booing of a gay soldier

When an openly gay U.S. service member in Iraq asks Rick Santorum a question via YouTube, some Florida debate watchers respond rather disrespectfully

 
Gays in the Military : Forecast
In San Francisco on Tuesday, local leaders and former members of the military celebrate the end of "Don't ask, don't tell."

The military after 'Don't ask, don't tell': 4 predictions

The ban on gays serving openly in the military is officially history. What changes are in store for the armed forces?

 
Gays in the Military : Opinion Brief
The videos produced by Capt. Owen Honors were shown to sailors and Marines aboard the USS Enterprise, which has a crew of 6,000, in 2006 and 2007.

Lewd video scandal: Should the USS Enterprise captain have lost his command?

Navy Capt. Owen Honors was relieved of his duties over a series of raunchy videos he produced. Was the punishment fair or is this an overreaction?

 
Gays in the Military : Winners and Losers
The repeal of DADT is "monumental" for gay military personnel, says one blogger.

'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal: Winners and losers

The Senate cleared the final big hurdle to ending the U.S. military's stay-in-the-closet policy. Who gains and who loses?

 
Gays in the Military : Sunday Talk Show Briefing
Was the Senate right to repeal "Don't ask, don't tell"?

'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal: Big deal?

The Senate sent President Obama a bill that will end the 17-year-old policy on gays in the military. Will this help or harm the troops? Does it even matter?

 
Gays in the Military : The List
Activists target John McCain, the most vocal Senate opponent of repealing "Don't Ask, don't tell," during a rally on Capital Hill last week.

'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal: The 4 key questions

The bid to end the controversial policy on gays in the military is back on track again — but these four factors could derail it

 
Gays in the Military : Opinion Brief
Activists rally on "don't ask, don't tell" as Democrats fall three votes short of the bringing the matter to a final vote.

Is DADT repeal dead in the water?

Senate Democrats failed in their attempt to end the ban on gays in the military. Will they get another chance?

 
Gays in the Military : Fact Sheet
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates presents a report concluding that openly gay men and women serving in the military is low risk.

'Don't ask, don't tell': Where the battle lines lie

Who advocates repealing the military's controversial policy on gay soldiers, and who wants to keep it in place?

 
Gays in the Military : Opinion Brief
The McCain house appears to be divided over "don't ask, don't tell."

Don't ask, don't tell: McCain vs. McCain?

Cindy McCain blasts the policy against gays in the military, even though her husband, Sen. John McCain, is against repealing it 

 
Gays in the Military : Opinion Brief
Openly gay recruits could find themselves in a "legal limbo" if the courts reverse the  "don't ask, don't tell" repeal.

'Don't ask, don't tell': What happens now?

After more legal drama, military recruiters have been told to accept applications from openly gay Americans. Is this the end of the ban?

 
Gays in the Military : Opinion Brief
Seventy percent of American adults want to let gays serve openly in the military.

'Don't ask, don't tell': The final countdown?

The Obama administration is fighting a ruling that would abruptly end the policy barring gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. So much for "change"?

 
Gays in the Military : Essay
'Don't ask, don't tell' remains in effect.

The last word: A gay soldier's plea

How 'don’t ask, don’t tell' erodes what’s best about military life. By Anonymous

 
Gays in the Military : Opinion Brief
Sen. John McCain and his fellow Republicans blocked a repeal on the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

What's next for 'don't ask, don't tell'?

The GOP prevents a vote on repealing the policy barring gays from serving openly in the military. Is the issue settled?

 
Gays in the Military : Opinion Brief
A federal judge has ruled that "don't ask, don't tell" violates gay troops' rights to free speech.

'Don't ask, don't tell' ruled unconstitutional: First reactions

A federal judge says the military's ban on gay service members violates the First Amendment. What now?

 
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