Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, NewsOne takes a look at some of his most impressive wins.

When President Obama came out in support of LGBTQ lives and in favor of marriage equality in a May 2012 interview, he became the first president to connect his policy to his Christian faith in a way that substantively benefitted the LGBTQ community.

Audience members booed  an openly gay soldier when a question he asked was posed to former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum through a video stream during Thursday’s Republican presidential debate. Stephen Hill, a soldier serving in Iraq, spoke on having to lie about who he was in order to serve in the army. Santorum approached the controversial topic, […]

Roland Martin talks with Major General (Ret.) John Hawkins about repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. According to a Pentagon study two-thirds of the military say that allowing gays to openly serve will not inhibit them from doing their job. Roland asks Major General Hawkins if he thinks Congress will eventually pass the repeal of Don’t […]

One of the reasons Defense Secretary Robert Gates commissioned a study on how the military feels about gays serving openly in the military was because it was ridiculous to listen to politicians rambling on and on, and not listen to those who have to do the heavy lifting. And when the results were released showing […]

Washington — Gay, straight, the majority of soldiers don’t seem to care, according to results of a Pentagon study expected to be released Tuesday.

The military threw out hundreds of service members in 2009 for violating its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, including a disproportionate number of women and minorities and dozens of service members in “mission critical” positions, according to a new analysis of military data.