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Collateral Damage Report
The Defense of Marriage Act neither defends marriage nor contributes to the actual defense of our country. (AP/Gregory Bull)

Collateral Damage

By preventing the military from recognizing the legal marriages of same-sex military couples, the Defense of Marriage Act contradicts numerous military initiatives.

Katie Miller

After Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Report
Sailors march in uniform during the gay pride parade in San Diego. Now that Don't Ask, Don't Tell has been repealed, we must do more to ensure nondiscriminatory policies are in place for our gay and transgender veterans. (AP/Gregory Bull)

After Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

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.

Andrew Cray

The Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell—1 Year Later Report
Allowing gay and lesbian men and women to proudly serve their country has proved to be not only a moral victory but also a victory in the United States’ long-term security interests. The country will no longer lose countless qualified men and women each year due to this discriminatory policy. (AP/Isaac Brekken)

The Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell—1 Year Later

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.

Crosby Burns, Alex Rothman

House Holds Defense Bill Hostage to Social Prejudices Article
New House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) wants all suspected terrorists in U.S. custody to go to Guantanamo, and his bill would make sure that they never leave. (AP/Harry Hamburg)

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.

Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman

What DADT Cost Us Article
Army troops search a Saddam Hussein-era  military vehicle graveyard outside Contingency Operating Site Taji,  north of Baghdad, Iraq, on August 7, 2011. Seventy-three percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who recently returned from combat are personally comfortable with gays and lesbians. (AP/Maya Alleruzzo)

What DADT Cost Us

Crosby Burns details how much we lost from the military’s ban on open service by gay and lesbian troops.

Crosby Burns

Don’t Delay Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Article
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, left, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen speak during a media availability at the Pentagon Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in Washington. (AP/Alex Brandon)

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.

Crosby Burns

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