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Hagel could have ended the military’s transgender exclusion

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Chuck Hagel
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s resignation under pressure is a setback to the effort to end the military exclusion of transgender service personnel. [...]

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Holder: Boy Scouts’ ban on gay adults ‘perpetuates worst kind of stereotypes’

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday took aim at the Boy Scouts of America, saying it's refusal to allow gay and lesbian adults to serve as scout leaders "perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes." In remarks at an event hosted by Lambda Legal, Holder called the ban "a relic [...]

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Gates: Would have allowed gay Scout leaders, refuses to change policy now

Friday, May 23, 2014
Robert Gates
DALLAS — Robert Gates, the new president of the Boy Scouts of America, said Friday that he would have moved last year to allow openly gay adults in the organization — a step further than the Scouts ultimately took — but said he opposes any further attempts to address the [...]

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Boy Scouts formally confirm Robert Gates as its new president

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Robert Gates
DALLAS -- Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates was confirmed Thursday as the Boy Scouts of America's new president, taking over one of the nation's largest youth organizations as it fights a membership decline and debates its policy toward gays. [...]

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Boy Scouts names former Defense Secretary Robert Gates president

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Robert Gates
DALLAS -- Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will serve as the next president of the Boy Scouts of America, taking the helm of a national executive board that remains tangled in controversy over the organization's policies toward gays, BSA announced Wednesday. [...]

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Gates: New Pentagon chief will certify repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Sunday, June 26, 2011
Robert Gates (left) and Leon Panetta
Retiring Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday said that repeal of "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell" will be certified as early as late July. [...]

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Gates says ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal certification could happen this month

Monday, June 13, 2011
Robert Gates
Defense Secretary Robert Gates signaled Monday that if the top officers of each branch of the military recommend moving ahead on the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” before the end of the month, he will endorse it. [...]

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Gates to troops opposed to openly gay service members: Get over it

Monday, June 6, 2011
Robert Gates
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Sunday told a group of Marines that they do not have the option of leaving the service just because they disagree with the upcoming repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." [...]

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Gates: Don’t expect much change after ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal implemented

Friday, April 8, 2011
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Preparing the U.S. military for the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is entering its final phase, according to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who told troops in Baghdad on Thursday not to expect much change in military life once the repeal takes effect. [...]

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Gates instructs department to accelerate efforts to end ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Saturday, January 8, 2011
Robert Gates
U. S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has instructed the Defense Department to accelerate efforts to end the policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which bans on openly gay military personnel from serving. [...]

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