Military’s “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy changing, discharge based on homosexuality now prohibited

SEATTLE - The U.S. military cannot automatically discharge people because…

SEATTLE – The U.S. military cannot automatically discharge people because they are gay, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in the case of a decorated flight nurse who sued the Air Force over her dismissal.

The prior “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue, don’t harass” policy prohibits the military from asking about the sexual orientation of service members but requires discharge of those who acknowledge being gay or engaging in homosexual activity. Now, The U.S. military cannot automatically discharge people because they are gay, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.  For more details, click here and return back to comment.

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