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ID:

83

Date:

2004-07-09

Headline:

Policy on Gays Seen Hurting Military; Others with Same Skills are Recalled

Reporter's name:

Bryan Bender

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Boston Globe

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The military’s policy on gays is hurting military readiness while creating a backdoor draft, a University of California study revealed in statistics obtained under FOIA by the Service Members Legal Defense Fund. The Boston Globe reported that the statistics revealed that nearly 10,000 highly skilled gay individuals have been discharged since 1994 under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

Keywords:

homosexual; gay; Don't Ask Don't Tell; Rep. Marty Meehan; discharge; Pentagon


Agencies:

DOD

States:

US

Categories:

military


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