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don't ask, don't tellThe advent of DADT? what were the implications for the military?...
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--DADT was enacted during Clinton's presidency.
--At the time that it was put into place, the implications for the military were not all that significant. It was common knowledge that gays and lesbians were serving and continue to serve in the U.S. military. The policy simply made it illegal for anyone to ask about someone's sexual orientation or for a member of the military to discuss openly his or her sexual orientation.
--Right now the debate is not necessarily over revising the policy but, rather, it's about repealing the policy altogether. The DOD is surveying military members about the possible repeal to gather information about what the implications would be if the policy were repealed.
--The interest groups currently involved in trying to influence policy change are the ACLU and many gay/lesbian activist organizations. There are also individual gay and lesbian veterans who have been involved in protest of the policy.
Posted by scarletpimpernel on July 28, 2010 at 2:39 AM (Answer #2)
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