Marc Ambinder:. Michael Triplett at Mediaite:. Ambinder was apparently pushed to run the story two days early after Mike Rogers , whose track record on outing conservative politicians is very good, reported on Blogactive that Ambinder was preparing a story that would confirm that Mehlman was gay and the story was slated for Friday or early next week. Within an hour of Rogers going public with his scoop that Mehlman was about to come out as gay, Ambinder posted his story. Ambinder seems like a natural to break the Mehlman story. In , he wrote about the challenges that Mark Foley scandal created for gay Republicans, including the lavender mafia that surrounded Foley and reached into the Republican establishment.
Don't ask, don't tell
With Repeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' An Era Ends : NPR
Repealing 'don't ask, don't tell' could have serious implications for some parts of the military. But critics of the law say the Pentagon is ready to embrace gays openly. December 3, It was in Iraq that Army Capt.
Don’t Ask Gays About Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Up until that point, gay men and women had been completely banned from serving in the military. Under the new policy, gay people who wanted to join the armed forces would no longer be forced to lie about their sexual orientation, but they were still not permitted to disclose their sexuality. Retired Gen.
Below, gay serving and former service members give their reactions:. Godmund Schick, 29, was a staff sergeant in the U. He left the army because of the harassment he witnessed other gay soldiers receiving.