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Fischer: Thanks to DADT repeal, we can ‘expect more instances of pedophilia’ in the military

Thursday, September 27, 2012
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On Wednesday’s edition of “Focal Point,” Bryan Fischer cited the arrest of a protocol officer at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida for allegedly trying to entice a 17-year-old boy into sexual activity to declare that, thanks to to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, we can “expect to see more instances of pedophilia now in the United States military.”

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A year after ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ there is still much work to be done

Friday, September 21, 2012
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A year after full DADT repeal, the government still fails to provide equal benefits to lesbian, gay, and bisexual military families, in part due to the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. And transgender women and men are still barred from serving openly. It’s time for Congress and the Defense Department to take steps to right these wrongs...

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Obama: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal upheld ‘fundamental American values’

Thursday, September 20, 2012
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President Obama issued a statement commemorating the anniversary of the end to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” on Thursday, saying the end to the military’s gay ban “upheld the fundamental American values of fairness and equality.”

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GOP senators introduce bill to prohibit same-sex ceremonies on military bases

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- Two U.S. Senators on Tuesday introduced legislation that would prohibit same-sex unions from being held on military bases.

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Study: Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ has had zero negative impact on military

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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LOS ANGELES -- The first academic study of the effects of repealing “Don't Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) has found that the new policy allowing openly gay service members has had no overall negative impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, recruitment, retention or morale.

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Barbara Walters to emcee event marking anniversary of repeal of DADT

Sunday, September 2, 2012
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NEW YORK – Veteran journalist Barbara Walters will emcee a celebration of American troops to mark the one year anniversary of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the former ban on openly gay service members.

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Top U.S. Marine: Openly gay service members not an issue

Saturday, September 1, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Marine Corps this week stressed that the integration of openly gay and lesbians into the military has gone smoothly.

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Newly pinned Brigadier General becomes first openly gay flag officer in U.S. military

Friday, August 10, 2012
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ARLINGTON, Va. -- Former Army Colonel Tammy Smith has become the first openly gay flag officer to come out while currently serving in the U.S. military.

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All branches of military granted permission to march in uniform at San Diego Pride Parade

Thursday, July 19, 2012
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SAN DIEGO -- Any service member of the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force can march proudly in uniform in the military contingent at San Diego Pride on Saturday.

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U.S. Navy: Uniformed sailors can march in San Diego pride parade

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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SAN DIEGO -- Sailors based in San Diego most definitely will be allowed to march in uniform with the military contingent at San Diego Pride on Saturday, a Navy spokesman told San Diego Gay & Lesbian News Wednesday afternoon.

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