There had been discussions on the softening of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) and I hoped them to be untrue. Now ABC confirms that I feared. The policy remains but the rules have changed. Frankly, it does not matter what the change because anything that allows the policy to remain is not enough. We are fighting a war in two countries yet service members are kicked out or not allowed entry because of their sexual orientation. 13,000 military members have been discharged due to DADT since its inception 17 years ago.
While the number itself is startling, doesn’t US law protect people from being fired based on their sexual orientation? Is the military above or exempt from US laws?