Ending gay ban will make US military stronger: Mullen

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

Gates urges US Congress to repeal gay ban now

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

US senators block bill to lift military gay ban

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

Don`t lift gay ban yet: Pentagon

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

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

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.

US military gay ban must end: Pelosi

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.