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Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy Topics

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  • More gay men and lesbians are being kicked out of the military
    today than before President Clinton’s much vaunted "don’t ask,
    don’t tell" policy. According to a new report out this week, the
    number of gay men and lesbians discharged from the military
    this year is 42 percent higher than in 1994, the year in which
    the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy was started.

    Here to discuss the new report and...

    February 27, 1997 | Story
  • Michele Benecke is co-director of the Service Members Legal Defense Network which assists gay service members and veterans and those inside the military who are "accused" of being gay. Benecke is a former Captain and Battery Commander in the U.S. Army. Her article, "Military Women in Nontraditional Job Fields: Casualties of the Armed Forces War on Homosexuals" is a leading authority on how the military’s gay ban...
    April 10, 1996 | Story