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12:18 | 23rd March 2017

News: World

Wed 24 Mar, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


Robert Gates, is expected to announce a "way ahead" on the matter by the end of the week

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Gay Soldiers shouldnt command troops say's Brazillian General.

A Brazilian general’s comment that gay soldiers should not be allowed to command troops sparked fierce criticism today from gay rights groups and a national lawyers’ organisation that champions human rights


SJP – SATC2 = LGBT

Sarah Jessica Parker has given away her tickets to the Sex and the City 2 premier in a bid to raise money for equal LGBT rights.


Five arrested in Kenya over gay wedding

Kenya police on Friday arrested five suspected homosexuals in a coastal resort town after hundreds of residents protested over a planned gay wedding, a local official said.


Prop 8 to be made into a film

Seeking to overcome a broadcast blackout imposed by the US Supreme Court, a pair of Los Angeles filmmakers have undertaken the task of faithfully recreating the federal trial on California’s same-sex marriage ban for the internet – all 60-plus hours of it; every “um,” “yes, your honour” and “objection!”


Way Ahead to be announced for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," law

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The Pentagon’s Press Secretary has revealed that the Defense Department are that bit closer to abolishing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," law, which bans gays from serving openly within the force.

It has been revealed by Pentagon Press Secretary, Geoff Morrell, that the decision to repeal the law is making movement and that the Defense Secretary, Robert Gates, is expected to announce a "way ahead" on the matter by the end of the week.

Back in February Gates directed his opinions on the matter and how the law could be changed. He took interest in reducing the number of service men and women who are removed from their position due to someone else declaring them as gay.



The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," law, which bans gays from serving openly within the army was brought into action in 1993 and current President of the United States of America, Barack Obmama, began the process to overturn the law.

 

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