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ID:

322

Date:

2008-06-23

Headline:

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Hits Women Much More

Reporter's name:

Thom Shanker

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The New York Times

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

A disproportionately larger number of women in the Army and the Air Force were discharged under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in 2007. The information was gathered under a Freedom of Information Act request by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a policy advocacy organization. Women make up 15 percent of the armed forces, but represent nearly 50 percent of those discharged.

Notes:

The statistics released by the Pentagon and/or under FOIA did not include information that could explain the discrepancy; the story also reports that the Pentagon released overall discharge numbers for 2007 but did not provide a gender breakdown.

Keywords:

military, sexual orientation, gender, discrimination, don't ask don't tell, DADT

URL:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/23/washington/23pentagon.html


Agencies:

DOD

States:

DC

Categories:

civil rights
Iraq
military


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