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2009-01-13 16:08:00

Palm Research Attacked by Pundit Defended by Fox News SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Palm Center today issued a policy memo in response to assertions this month by Elaine Donnelly in the National Review Online and on Fox News that lifting the ban on openly gay troops would "destroy" the U.S. military. Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, made her case in a January 2nd blog post and again on the Fox News Channel on January 11th. She based...

2006-08-06 08:45:00

By Kristin Roberts WASHINGTON -- Gays in the U.S. military face regular hostility on some bases and ships where commanders fail to prohibit harassment more than a decade after the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law was enacted, although seeds of greater tolerance may be taking root, advocates and witnesses report. While some leaders have created environments where harassment is not tolerated, others have not and the evidence, according to witnesses, is both verbal and visual. On the Navy's USS...

2006-06-28 14:30:45

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon no longer deems homosexuality a mental disorder, officials said on Wednesday, although the reversal has no impact on U.S. policy prohibiting openly gay people from serving in the military. After a 1996 Pentagon document placing homosexuality among a list of "certain mental disorders" came to light this month, the American Psychiatric Association and a handful of lawmakers asked the Defense Department to change its view. The Pentagon...

2006-02-14 14:17:36

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's costs for firing service members for homosexuality under its "don't ask, don't tell" policy were nearly twice as high as a government estimate made last year, an independent commission said on Tuesday. A University of California commission of military experts said it cost at least $363.8 million to implement the policy from 1994 to 2003. That is 91 percent more than the $190.5 million estimated a year ago by the Government Accountability Office,...


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