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October 18, 1994
The Clinton Administration won't fight a federal appeals court ruling that upheld a Los Angeles judge's reinstatement of a Navy man who said he was gay, it was announced Monday. The government let pass Friday's deadline for filing an appeal, which virtually assures Naval Petty Officer Volker Keith Meinhold's active status, said John McGuire, an attorney for the 13-year veteran. "For 2 1/2 years, the Pentagon has fought tooth and nail to kick me out of the Navy because I'm gay," Meinhold said.
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March 29, 1996 | Associated Press
A sailor who made history by being reinstated after the Navy discharged him for being gay has announced his retirement. "The decision was difficult for me," Petty Officer Keith Meinhold, a 15-year veteran, said Wednesday. Meinhold, 33, said he will begin a nationwide speaking tour next month for the Servicemembers' Legal Defense Network, a nonprofit organization that supports gay and lesbian military personnel.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1992 | SOMINI SENGUPTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former sailor contends in a lawsuit against the Department of Defense that he was discharged from the Navy because he announced on network television that he is gay. Volker Keith Meinhold, who was a petty officer before he was discharged Aug. 12, said he filed suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court challenging the Navy's policy on gays and lesbians and demanding reinstatement with back pay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1994
The Clinton Administration announced Monday that it will accept a Los Angeles federal judge's ruling reinstating a Naval petty officer who said on television that he is gay. Solicitor General Drew S. Days III said the Administration will allow tomorrow's deadline for filing a U.S. Supreme Court appeal in the case of Keith Meinhold to lapse. In November, 1992, U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1994
The Clinton Administration announced Monday that it will accept a Los Angeles federal judge's ruling reinstating a Naval petty officer who said on television that he is gay. Solicitor General Drew S. Days III said the Administration will allow tomorrow's deadline for filing a U.S. Supreme Court appeal in the case of Keith Meinhold to lapse. In November, 1992, U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter Jr.
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March 29, 1996 | Associated Press
A sailor who made history by being reinstated after the Navy discharged him for being gay has announced his retirement. "The decision was difficult for me," Petty Officer Keith Meinhold, a 15-year veteran, said Wednesday. Meinhold, 33, said he will begin a nationwide speaking tour next month for the Servicemembers' Legal Defense Network, a nonprofit organization that supports gay and lesbian military personnel.
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November 21, 1992 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Justice Department filed an appeal Friday of a federal court order temporarily reinstating a homosexual Navy sailor at Moffett Field, south of San Francisco. The department, filing its brief on behalf of the military, was sharply critical of U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter, arguing that the Los Angeles jurist had failed to give Navy officials a proper hearing and had committed other "clear, reversible errors."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1992
A federal judge in Los Angeles heard government arguments Monday that he should reverse his reinstatement of an openly gay sailor, but he did not rule on the motion. U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter said he no longer had jurisdiction in the case because the federal government had filed a notice of appeal of his preliminary injunction order returning Petty Officer Keith Meinhold to the Navy.
NEWS
November 29, 1994 | From Associated Press
The Clinton Administration said Monday it won't ask the Supreme Court to overturn the reinstatement of a sailor who declared his homosexuality on television. Solicitor General Drew S. Days III, who represents the government in the Supreme Court, gave no explanation for his decision not to ask the justices to overturn a court order that reinstated Navy sonar operator Keith Meinhold, Justice Department spokesman Joe Krovisky said. Meinhold revealed on national television in 1992 that he is gay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1993
A federal judge who ruled that the Navy's ban on homosexuals was unconstitutional has ordered the secretary of defense and other officials to explain why the policy is still in force or face contempt charges. In a one-page order, U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. instructed Defense Secretary Les Aspin, the secretary of the Navy and the commanding officer of Moffett Field Naval Air Station near San Jose to appear in court today or send an agent to represent them.
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November 29, 1994 | From Associated Press
The Clinton Administration said Monday it won't ask the Supreme Court to overturn the reinstatement of a sailor who declared his homosexuality on television. Solicitor General Drew S. Days III, who represents the government in the Supreme Court, gave no explanation for his decision not to ask the justices to overturn a court order that reinstated Navy sonar operator Keith Meinhold, Justice Department spokesman Joe Krovisky said. Meinhold revealed on national television in 1992 that he is gay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1994
The Clinton Administration won't fight a federal appeals court ruling that upheld a Los Angeles judge's reinstatement of a Navy man who said he was gay, it was announced Monday. The government let pass Friday's deadline for filing an appeal, which virtually assures Naval Petty Officer Volker Keith Meinhold's active status, said John McGuire, an attorney for the 13-year veteran. "For 2 1/2 years, the Pentagon has fought tooth and nail to kick me out of the Navy because I'm gay," Meinhold said.
NEWS
September 1, 1994 | BETTINA BOXALL and SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In an opinion that contained good and bad news for gay activists, a federal appeals court Wednesday upheld the reinstatement of a gay sailor, while throwing out part of a lower court decision in the case that declared the military's gay policies unconstitutional.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1993
A federal judge who ruled that the Navy's ban on homosexuals was unconstitutional has ordered the secretary of defense and other officials to explain why the policy is still in force or face contempt charges. In a one-page order, U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. instructed Defense Secretary Les Aspin, the secretary of the Navy and the commanding officer of Moffett Field Naval Air Station near San Jose to appear in court today or send an agent to represent them.
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January 29, 1993 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration, military leaders and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) reached agreement Thursday night on a new policy to suspend most restrictions on military service by homosexuals. At the same time, U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter Jr., ruling in Los Angeles in the highly publicized case of Navy Petty Officer Keith Meinhold, declared the gay ban unconstitutional, saying it violated the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection of the laws.
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November 21, 1992 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Justice Department filed an appeal Friday of a federal court order temporarily reinstating a homosexual Navy sailor at Moffett Field, south of San Francisco. The department, filing its brief on behalf of the military, was sharply critical of U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter, arguing that the Los Angeles jurist had failed to give Navy officials a proper hearing and had committed other "clear, reversible errors."
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November 13, 1992 | Associated Press
Keith Meinhold, kicked out of the Navy after revealing that he is gay, reclaimed his job as a sonar instructor Thursday under court order. "This is the day I've looked forward to," Meinhold said as he walked onto the military base, carrying his uniform in a paper bag. "I'll be proud and honored to wear the uniform of my country again." Meinhold was honorably discharged in August after giving a national TV interview in which he said he is gay.
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January 29, 1993 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration, military leaders and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) reached agreement Thursday night on a new policy to suspend most restrictions on military service by homosexuals. At the same time, U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter Jr., ruling in Los Angeles in the highly publicized case of Navy Petty Officer Keith Meinhold, declared the gay ban unconstitutional, saying it violated the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection of the laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1992
A federal judge in Los Angeles heard government arguments Monday that he should reverse his reinstatement of an openly gay sailor, but he did not rule on the motion. U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter said he no longer had jurisdiction in the case because the federal government had filed a notice of appeal of his preliminary injunction order returning Petty Officer Keith Meinhold to the Navy.
NEWS
November 13, 1992 | Associated Press
Keith Meinhold, kicked out of the Navy after revealing that he is gay, reclaimed his job as a sonar instructor Thursday under court order. "This is the day I've looked forward to," Meinhold said as he walked onto the military base, carrying his uniform in a paper bag. "I'll be proud and honored to wear the uniform of my country again." Meinhold was honorably discharged in August after giving a national TV interview in which he said he is gay.
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