Saturday, September 21, 2013

Two Years After DADT Repeal

As we pass the 2nd anniversary of the repeal of the discriminatory "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell", the Center for American Progress has released a report offering recommendations for the military to achieve full equality for its LGBT service members. Even though sexual orientation is no longer grounds for dismal from the military & the federal government including the Department of Defense, now recognizes gay & lesbian spouses for the purpose of federal benefits, the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” & the Supreme Court’s decision striking down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act does not mean the end of discrimination for LGBT Americans who serve in our nation’s military. Laura E. Durso, Director of the LGBT Research & Communications Project at the Center for American Progress stated, “Two years ago today marked the first time in American history when gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender, or LGBT, members of our military could serve openly & with integrity. We should take today not only to remind ourselves how far we have come in the march toward full equality in the military, but also to rededicate ourselves to supporting & providing for every brave man & woman who wears the uniform, LGBT or not. There’s still more work to do & we owe all our service members the resolve to see it through.”
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