gays in the military

Military Gets 'Don't Ask' Revived -- but For How Long?

The Ninth Circuit Appeals Court that put the decision ordering the military to stop enforcing "Don't Ask Don't Tell" on hold is a brief win for the government. But don't assume it means the policy will survive: The stay just means that the judges want time to think.

Why Judge Phillips Was Right to Strike 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

U.S. District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips's order that the government stop enforcing the unconstitutional Don't Ask Don't Tell law has generated much chatter on both sides of the debate. But it's worth looking beyond the noise to the actual reasoning in her ruling.

Same-Sex Marriage Is Gaining Support in the U.S.

Public support for same-sex marriage is on the rise as attitudes apparently shift among some Catholics and Protestants, Pew Research Center said today. It also cited the effect of the under-30 generation as offsetting opposition to same-sex marriage from older people.

Legal Briefing: Was SEC's Goldman Suit Political?

In Friday's legal news, the timing of the SEC's suit against Goldman Sachs may have had more to do publicity than with advancing the Democrat's agenda; the delinquent Harrisburg Authority tries to make good on its debts; and the justice department wants to determine policy regarding gays in the military.

Legal Briefing: Novartis Settles Sex Discrimination Case

Pharmaceutical giant Novartis lost a huge gender discrimination case in May, and faced $250 million in punitive damages, plus possibly hundreds of millions more in compensatory damages. Rather than deal with years of appeals, both sides settled Wednesday for $152 million.