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2 Lost A Day Lost Under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
May 25, 2006, 6:34 pm
Filed under: gay and lesbian, politics, Uncategorized

A new study from the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) found that despite major shortages in new recruits 742 military personnel were discharged in 2005 under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ban on openly gay service members, up from 668 discharges in 2004.

“A bi-partisan coalition in Congress now supports legislation to repeal the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law. The Military Readiness Enhancement Act (H.R. 1059), introduced in March 2005 by Congressman Marty Meehan (D-MA) now has 116 supporters, including five Republican lawmakers. Meehan’s legislation would repeal the military’s ban and allow lesbian, gay and bisexual personnel to serve openly in the armed forces.”

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