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Gays in the Military/LGBT Law

Transgender Mandates Delayed but Still on Auto-Pilot
Late on Friday, June 30, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced a six-month delay in implementation of an Obama Administration mandate to recruit transgenders into the military.  One year ago, Mattis’ predecessor Ashton Carter issued a unilateral directive ordering the... Read More
05 Jul 17
Tags Congress/Legislation, Gays in the Military/LGBT Law, Military Culture/Diversity, White House/Pentagon
Holdover Transgender Mandate Impedes Efforts to...
Military Times recently reported that LGBT activists are pushing hard to get the Trump Administration to fully embrace President Barack Obama’s orders to accommodate transgenders in the military. At the same time, a new Conservative Action Project (CAP) "Memo for the Movement,"... Read More
01 Jun 17
Tags Gays in the Military/LGBT Law, Military Culture/Diversity, White House/Pentagon
Congress Shares Blame for Photo-Sharing Scandal
On March 15,  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand  of New York hauled in Marine Commandant  General Robert Neller , lambasting him for the red-hot  Marines United  Internet photo-sharing scandal.  She was not alone in expressing outrage that 30,000 members of the limited access... Read More
23 Mar 17
Tags Congress/Legislation, Gays in the Military/LGBT Law, Military Culture/Diversity, Sexual Misconduct
Defense Department Orders Acceptance of Gender Identity...
The Obama Administration has announced final plans to impose on the military the President’s most extreme social experiment yet: a policy regarding transgenders in the military that orders all personnel to deny scientific facts regarding human biology. Read More
28 Oct 16
Tags Gays in the Military/LGBT Law, White House/Pentagon
Secretary of Defense Stumbles into Transgender Legal Morass
On June 30, just before the end of  "LGBT Equality Month ,”   Secretary of Defense  Ashton Carter  announced that transgender individuals may serve openly in the military.  The news conference  transcript  reveals that Secretary Carter was oblivious to... Read More
06 Jul 16
Tags Gays in the Military/LGBT Law, Military Culture/Diversity, Training Standards & Health, Training, Physiology, & Athletics
Pentagon’s New Gender Order Takes “Diversity” to Extremes
In the classic TV series  “M*A*S*H*,”   Corp. Maxwell Klinger , played by  Jamie Farr , dressed in women’s clothes in hopes that he might be sent home from the  Korean War .  Decades later, Pentagon officials have embraced policies that might encourage... Read More
22 Jun 15
Tags Gays in the Military/LGBT Law, Military Culture/Diversity, Women in the Military
The Marines and General Mundy -- The Rest of the Story
On Saturday, April 12, I was privileged to attend the  Military Tribute  at the  Marine Corps Memorial  near  Arlington National Cemetery  honoring  General Carl E. Mundy, Jr. , the 30th Commandant, who died on April 2. Read More
16 Apr 14
Tags Gays in the Military/LGBT Law, Military Culture/Diversity
The Marines and General Mundy
General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., the 30th Commandant, was a man of character, a mentor, and a good  friend I've known since 1994.  On April 2 he died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, having struggled with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma.  His email... Read More
05 Apr 14
Tags Gays in the Military/LGBT Law, Military Culture/Diversity
Manning and Hasan Lessons Learned: The Deadly Price of...
The story of 25 year-old Army  Pvt.   Bradley Manning , now convicted, demoted, and sentenced to 35 years at  Fort Leavenworth  prison, has taken a bizarre turn.  In the same week, Major Nidal Hasan, a bearded jihadist wearing an Army uniform, sat in a... Read More
22 Aug 13
Tags Gays in the Military/LGBT Law, Judicial/Legal Matters
Lessons Learned: Impact of DOMA Ruling on Military Families
In an article published in the  Washington Times , CMR President  Elaine Donnelly  highlighted the long-term consequences of the  Supreme Court's  failure to uphold the  Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) , which defined marriage as the bond of one man and one woman: Read More
05 Jul 13
Tags Gays in the Military/LGBT Law, Judicial/Legal Matters
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