Judge Orders U.S. Military to Stop ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the United States military to stop enforcing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that prohibits openly gay men and women from serving. Full Story »

Posted by Samuel W. Velsor IV - via Google News (U.S.), Ish Harshawat (t), Steven K Samra (f), David Fox (f), Alex Williams (f), JR Russ (f), Jon Mitchell (f), Rachel Fus (f)

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Anna Lee Esquibel
4.4
by Anna Lee Esquibel - Oct. 15, 2010

This article is about the "don't ask, don't tell" law that states members of the military cannot be openly gay or lesbian. A judge has overturned this law and deemed it unconstitutional. This article does a good job of not employing stereotypes but there are some parts that respond to stereotypes regarding the issue. In a way the article assumes that all members of the military are gay and it does not address the repercussions of this decision to straight members of the military. It also fails to recognize that there are members of the military that are gay, just not openly so. So the unknowledgeable reader would assume that there are no homosexuals in the military while this is not the case. The article does do a good job of telling both sides of the story. The quotes from the opposing side do make them seem insensitive to the issue and focused only on what this means for them politically.

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