Tens of thousands of lesbian and gay service members have been discharged from the military due to the discriminatory Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) policy. How many more will see their careers cut short? How many more will continue to serve under a cloud of possible exposure?
Finally, the end is in sight for this unjust policy -- but we need your help to make it happen. This week a key vote is taking place in the House of Representatives on the Defense Authorization bill, and we expect Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) to introduce an amendment that would repeal DADT. Unfortunately, the amendment will likely include a delay in implementation of the repeal until after the Defense Department has completed its study of the issue. At the very least, there should be a reasonable time limit on any such delay.
Call or write your member of Congress NOW, and urge them to vote FOR the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would end DADT without delay.
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