Breaking News: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
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The Administration just announced changes in the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy this morning.
Unfortunately, it’s still illegal to be gay or lesbian in the military. The changes announced this morning just make it a little safer in the closet.
Under the new policy, being gay or lesbian in the Military is still reason for dismissal, but accusations will have to be made under oath, high ranking officers will conduct inquires and dismissals, and statements that soldiers make to their lawyers, psychotherapists, clergy or medical professionals will be confidential.
These are steps in the right direction, but we need a giant leap.
No mater how you feel about the military in general, I hope we can all agree that no one should be dismissed from any workplace just because of whom they love.