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Obama: Don't Just Sit There When People Boo a Soldier

President fires away at GOP contenters at gay rights fundraiser

(Newser) - Ah, election season—when politicians remember that they once had guts. President Obama swung hard at GOP presidential hopefuls last night, blasting them for not condemning the crowd that booed a gay soldier at a Republican debate on Sept. 22, reports the Hill . "We don’t believe in the... More »

Soldier Tells Dad He's Gay on YouTube

'I still love you, son,' replies his father

(Newser) - After the official press conferences and announcements, it's a viral video on YouTube that might be the stealing the show regarding the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. In it, an unidentified gay soldier stationed in Germany films himself telling his father that he's gay, notes... More »

'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Dies at Midnight

Pentagon says it's prepared

(Newser) - After 18 years, "Don't Ask Don't Tell" is finally headed for the scrap heap. At 12:01am tomorrow morning, the military will be legally allowed to sift through an outstanding pile of applications from openly gay recruits, the AP reports. "No one should be left with... More »

US General Blames 'Gay Dutch' in Bosnia Slaughter

Netherlands minister slams 'utter nonsense'

(Newser) - Creeping gayness among Dutch forces and an increasing interest in peacekeeping rather than fighting was partly responsible for NATO soldiers' failure to stop the Bosnian massacre at Srebrenica, a retired US general has charged. A Dutch government spokesman has dismissed as "complete nonsense" former NATO commander John Sheehan's statement... More »

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