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December 22, 2010 Obama was in the spotlight but DADT's repeal really rested on several lawmakers who refused to quit. Rep. Steny Hoyer kept the repeal effort alive even after the White House appeared to back away from it. Ditto Senators Lieberman and Collins.
December 20, 2010 The "don't ask, don't tell" repeal effort revealed how one federal branch has to occasionally light a fire under another. In this case the executive shoved the legislative, to take action in order to neutralize the third.
News of "don't ask, don't tell" on a news-crawl sign in Times Square, New York City.
December 20, 2010 Describing the seismic shift represented by the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," an Army noncom said the military is going from kicking people out because they were gay to kicking them out for picking on gays.
December 15, 2010 With House passage of a stand-alone bill to end the military ban on gays serving openly, it's now on the Senate to act. Repeal supporters think they have the 60 votes to pass the measure -- if it is brought to the floor after the spending bill.
December 15, 2010 Congress faces a severe time crunch and many complicating factors as it tries to finish big legislation before Christmas. Besides approving a Bush tax cut extension, it must take up a spending bill as well as give a repeal of DADT another try.
December 9, 2010 By a 57-40 vote, the Senate just failed to get the required 60 votes to move ahead with consideration of legislation to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that bars openly gay men and women from serving in the military.
November 30, 2010 The DADT issue now moves to Congress where it's chances for lame duck passage are questionable.
November 1, 2010 The U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy will remain in effect indefinitely while a challenge to the policy banning openly gay troops works its way through the courts.
September 21, 2010 Obama's choice to lead the Marine Corps says repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell would hurt morale.
August 24, 2010 Marine Gen. James Conway said the corps recruits more macho men and women making them more resistant to the idea of uncloseted gays serving alongside them.
May 28, 2010 In looking at the House vote to end the "don't ask/don't tell" ban on gays & lesbians from openly serving in the military, one thing jumps out: the recently-elected Mark Critz (D-PA) and Charles Djou (R-HI) voted the opposite of their parties.
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