Pentagon issues order to stop DADT

Order comes after court rules DADT unconstitutional

By Tara Cavanaugh

The Pentagon will begin accepting applications from gays and lesbians and it will also stop separating gay soldiers under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

A memo issued Friday to the secretaries of military departments directs the to comply with a July 1 court ruling. A federal appeals court ruled that DADT is unconstitutional and should immediately cease to be enforced.

Formal appeal of DADT is still set for later this summer as military departments prepare and train personnel.

Read more at the Army Times.

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Revealing Bigotry: Taking On Gary Glenn

In a Sept. 27 op-ed in the Detroit News, conservative Republican columnist Nolan Finley raised serious concerns about three Republican candidates running for the state house Nov. 4. Todd Courser of Lapeer, Cindy Gamrat of Plainwell and Gary Glenn of Midland -- all correctly identified by Finley as a "trio (who) seeks tea party tyranny." Nolan describes Glenn and Courser as "extremely anti-gay (who) would turn the Republican Party into a fundamentalist denomination of the Christian Church if given the chance." Finley warned that the trio's narrow views on the Legislature could cripple the government and its ability to work across the aisle to move the state forward. Their agenda also includes killing any expansion of the Elliot-Larsen act to include LGBT protections.

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