In the recent issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, President Clinton strongly criticizes the "Don't Ask, Don’t Tell" policy which became law in 1994 and which has subsequently led to the discharge of 5,475 military personnel. According to the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, there has also been a rise in reports of gay and lesbian...
December 9, 2000
The Bay Times
December 7, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
President Clinton told Rolling Stone magazine that he was forced to implement the country's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military by Republicans who "didn't want me to have a honeymoon period."
Clinton told the magazine that he wanted to craft a policy on gays in the...
November 22, 2000
Ten months after the ban on gays in the British military was lifted, the first assessment of the consequences has found no effect on morale.
A confidential Defense Ministry review says the introduction of gays has had no adverse effects on the operational forces.
The conclusion will embarrass service chiefs, who fought...
November 19, 2000
Agence France Presse
London - Lifting the ban on gays in the British army has not affected troops' morale, a report by the British ministry of defence said on Sunday.
The ban was lifted in January 2000 four months after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that an exclusion breached human rights conventions.
Before the court's...
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September 21, 2000
Sydney Morning Herald
A Californian study of gays and lesbians in the Australian military is being used in a campaign to allow American homosexuals to serve openly in United States forces.
The University of California's centre for the study of sexual minorities in the military found that the Australia Defence Forces's decision to lift the ban on...
September 21, 2000
The Canberra Times
A study by a United States think-tank into the effect of allowing gays into the Australian military has found that lifting the ban on homosexuals had no real impact on the fighting qualities or discipline of the armed forces.
Based in part on interviews with 18 military and non-military observers, the University of California's...
September 20, 2000
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20 (Reuters) -- Australia's 1992 decision to allow
gays and lesbians to serve openly in its armed forces has had no impact on
military readiness, according to a new University of California study.
Aaron Belkin, director of the Centre for the Study of Sexual Minorities
in the Military at U.C...
July 10, 2000
In the wake of Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy's high-profile sexual harassment case against another Army general (who himself had just been put in charge of investigating sexual harassment!), the mainstream media have given a substantial amount of coverage to the appalling rates of sexual harassment of women in the armed forces. But you would be...
January 8, 2000
The New York Times
DES MOINES -- Vice President Al Gore backtracked tonight on comments he
made in a debate on Wednesday when he said he would require any appointee to
the Joint Chiefs of Staff to agree in advance to let gays serve openly in the
"I did not mean to imply that there should ever be any kind of inquiry...