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Appeals court tosses gays in military lawsuit

A federal appeals court refused Thursday to decide the constitutionality of the military's now-repealed "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning openly gay troops, saying the issue has been resolved since Americans can enlist and serve in the armed forces without regard to sexual orientation. Full story

Appeals court asked to vacate "Don't Ask" judgment

Obama administration lawyers asked a federal appeals court on Thursday to vacate a judgment declaring "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" unconstitutional now that the ban on openly gay men and women in the military is about to be repealed. Full story

Court: 'Don't ask, don't tell' will stay in place

The military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is back in place for the time being, with one major caveat: the government is not allowed to investigate, penalize or discharge anyone who is openly gay. Full story

Appeals court orders halt to gay military ban

A federal appeals court orders the U.S. government to immediately cease enforcing the longstanding ban on openly gay members of the military. Full story

Boehner: GOP will enforce, defend DOMA

   Speaker John Boehner announced that the House will take action to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman and R. Clarke Cooper of the Log Cabin Republicans discuss with Chris Matthews.

Gay conservative group tests GOP unity at conference

Some participants in this year's CPAC conference in Washington, D.C., aren't happy about the presence of GOProud — a group for gay conservatives. Full story

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Judge orders military to stop discharging gays


  Conservatives boycott gay counterparts

Two major conservative groups have boycotted an upcoming political action conference after an organization of gay conservatives, Go Proud, was invited to the event. Christopher Barron, Go Proud’s Chairman of the Board, joins the discussion.

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