Infographic: How the Defense of Marriage Act Is Harming 1 Military Couple
As the Supreme Court considers overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, it must take into account the ways the law harms our men and women in uniform and undermines our military readiness.
How the Defense of Marriage Act Is Harming One Military Couple
Video Because of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex military spouses are not eligible for nearly 100 spousal benefits freely available to other military spouses. This inequality harms our military families and weakens our entire force.
Report By preventing the military from recognizing the legal marriages of same-sex military couples, the Defense of Marriage Act contradicts numerous military initiatives.
Checklist of Benefits Secretary Panetta Can and Should Extend to Same-Sex Military Spouses
While the anticipated Pentagon announcement that it will extend some benefits to same-sex military spouses is progress, anything less than complete access to these benefits leaves the mission unaccomplished.
After Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Issue Brief Last year’s repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was a significant step forward for equality in the U.S. military, but change is needed to ensure gay and transgender veterans receive the heath care they deserve.
The Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell—1 Year Later
Issue Brief Our country is better off today than it was when the ban on openly gay service continued to exist, but our military leaders should work to ensure that U.S. service members, regardless of their sexual orientation, receive the support they deserve.
House Holds Defense Bill Hostage to Social Prejudices
The House-passed National Defense Authorization Act seeks to prevent military chaplains from performing same-sex marriages, setting up a possible failure to pass a defense funding bill, explain Lawrence J. Korb and Alex Rothman.
Statement by John Podesta on the End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Our nation is stronger today because of the end of the military's ban on open service by gay and lesbian troops, writes John Podesta.
What DADT Cost Us
Crosby Burns details how much we lost from the military’s ban on open service by gay and lesbian troops.
Don’t Delay Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal
The military is currently in the process of implementing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal, but rather than listen to our military’s senior leaders, conservatives are trying their hardest to disrupt progress.
‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Moves Forward
Report Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely discuss the next steps in the implementation of DADT repeal.
U.S. Senate Should Pursue Other Options to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
The Senate vote to not proceed to debate the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act was a step backward in efforts to repeal the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy, write Winnie Stachelberg and Rudy deLeon.
Repealing the Military’s Gay Ban Will Enhance Religious Freedom
Dr. Israel Drazin, a former chaplain and brigadier general, debunks the claim that military chaplains must either sacrifice their religious freedom or face dismissal if “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is repealed.
The Ball Is in the Senate’s Court on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
The Senate has the opportunity to end an unjust policy in our military that hurts our national security, write Lawrence Korb and Laura Conley.
All in the Family
A telling family dispute over allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in our military reveals Sen. McCain’s strategy of delay, writes Sam Fulwood III.