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Panetta to OK end of military gay ban: Report

Last Updated: Friday, July 22, 2011, 11:21

The so-called don`t ask, don`t tell policy was adopted during the Clinton administration.

Ending gay ban will make US military stronger: Mullen

Last Updated: Friday, December 03, 2010, 09:33

Mike Mullen, Robert Gates urge US senators to scrap the ban before year-end.

Gates urges US Congress to repeal gay ban now

Last Updated: Sunday, November 07, 2010, 17:30

Unless the lame-duck Congress acts, repeal effort is considered dead for now.

US senators block bill to lift military gay ban

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 10:26

US senators blocked an effort by Democrats to lift the ban on gays from serving openly in military.

Military gay ban becomes election-year hot button in US

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 13:56

It`s John McCain versus Lady Gaga on Tuesday as the Senate takes up the emotional issue of repealing the ban on gays serving openly in the military.

Don`t lift gay ban yet: Pentagon

Last Updated: Saturday, May 01, 2010, 14:25

Top US military officials urged Congress not to lift or ease a ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces until they have a strategy to address "concerns" about the move among troops.

No formal reprimand for US general who pushed gay ban

Last Updated: Thursday, April 01, 2010, 10:45

A high-ranking US Army general won`t be formally reprimanded after urging troops to lobby to keep the ban on openly gay military service.

US lawmakers to press military on gay ban

Last Updated: Sunday, February 21, 2010, 19:06

Lawmakers this week will press the military`s top uniformed officers for the first time on whether they think repealing "don`t ask, don`t tell" makes sense or would be too disruptive.

Top uniformed officer: Gay ban should be lifted

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 02, 2010, 23:28

The military`s top uniformed officer declared Tuesday that gays should be allowed to serve openly in uniform, arguing that it is "the right thing to do."

US military gay ban must end: Pelosi

Last Updated: Friday, January 29, 2010, 10:16

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed on Thursday to find a way to end the ban on gays serving openly in the US military, a move facing stiff opposition from at least one White House ally.