Tag Archive for Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

AP source: Same-sex partners to get fed benefits

Found this story streaming across the headlines on the OC Register website. By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, under growing criticism for not seeking to end the ban on openly gay men and women in the military, is extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. Obama plans to…

Court rejects challenge to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

From MSNBC.com WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a challenge to the Defense Department policy forbidding gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military, granting a request by the Obama administration. The court said Monday that it will not hear an appeal from former Army Capt. James Pietrangelo II, who was…