Archive for March, 2011

Navy Petty Officer’s DADT Discharge Hearing Raises Questions About DADT’s Continued Enforcement

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Posted by Chris Geidner March 31, 2011 10:40 PM More than three months ago, on Dec. 22, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act into law, declaring to the crowd assembled, “We are a nation that welcomes the service of every patriot.” A little more than a month later, on Jan. 28, Undersecretary  Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: GetEQUAL Announces Unanimous Decision for Retention in Today’s U.S. Navy Sailor DADT Hearing

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 31, 2011 CONTACTS: In the Fresno area: Robin McGehee –559.287.9670 (cell) or Outside of the Fresno area: Robb Friedlander –- 913.636.0099 (cell) or BREAKING NEWS: GetEQUAL Announces Unanimous Decision for Retention in Today’s U.S. Navy Sailor “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Hearing Lemoore Naval Air Station Boards Votes 3-0 to Retain Openly Gay  Read More »

Gay Sailor Won’t Be Discharged in ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Case Source: The Bay Citizen (

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Ban on gays serving openly in the military still technically in effect as repeal phases in By AARON GLANTZ Derek Morado won’t be kicked out of the Navy after all. The 26-year-old Navy petty officer second class on Thursday walked out of a six-hour hearing at Naval Air Station Lemoore, outside Fresno, and breathed a high of  Read More »

Gay sailor says Lemoore panel recommends he stay

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

By Lewis Griswold CRAIG KOHLRUSS / THE FRESNO BEE Despite the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Derek Morado, a sailor stationed at Lemoore Naval Air Station had a hearing today regarding his potential discharge from the military. A gay sailor at Lemoore Naval Air Station said a Navy panel apparently agreed with his lawyer’s  Read More »

Gay Sailor in Lemoore will not be discharged

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

LEMOORE, Calif. (KFSN) – A South Valley Sailor will keep his job with the Navy after a lengthy hearing. 26-year-old Dereck Morado was in jeopardy of being discharged, after a senior officer accused him of violating the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Morado is gay. He’s been under scrutiny for a year and a half,  Read More »

Gay sailor faces a DADT discharge despite repeal

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

By MEGAN MCCLOSKEY WASHINGTON – Sure, Congress voted to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” last year, signaling the end of the 17-year-old policy that prevented gay servicemembers from being open about their sexuality, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the discharges are over. Today a sailor in California faces a 3-member panel about a potential discharge under  Read More »

Service members still face threat of discharge

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

By Joseph Neese LEEMORE, CA (RNN) – More than three months since the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was signed into law, service members are still at risk of being discharged for being gay. One of those members of the U.S. military, Naval Petty Second Class Officer Derek Morado, 26, has a hearing scheduled  Read More »

Gay Sailor Faces Discharge Hearing

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

In a case that has outraged activists, a 26-year-old service member who was outed in 2009 faces a Thursday hearing in California to determine whether he should be discharged under “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Petty 2nd Class Officer Derek Morado will face a three-member panel at Leemore Naval Air Station in central Califronia in a  Read More »

Gay Navy man faces discharge at Lemoore NAS

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Sailor stationed at Lemoore was outed in 2009, has hearing today. By Lewis Griswold After President Barack Obama signed a law in December to repeal the military’s 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek Morado hoped the new message from Lemoore Naval Air Station higher-ups would be something like “You’re gay  Read More »

NorCal Sailor Faces Discharge Under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Repeal signed by Obama in December has not yet taken effect By AARON GLANTZ on March 30, 2011 – 11:03 p.m. PDT A Northern California sailor faces a discharge hearing Thursday for mentioning his sexual orientation on his MySpace page. This despite legislation signed by President Barack Obama in December phasing out the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell”  Read More »