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1 Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell and its repeal Matt Sabaroff

2 What is DADT? -Military policy -Sexual minorities & military service sexuality not brought up if outed, dismissal may be in order dismissal regardless of ranking or importance

3 History of LGBT military rights Truman signs UCMJ defines homosexual service rules rules homosexual conduct result in discharge Reagan’s Defense Directive reinforces discharge laws declares incompatible w/ military service

4 History of LGBT Military Rights Clinton’s campaign promise makes initial promise at DNC promises to “lift the ban” Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell compromise by Clinton sexuality not questioned; open still discharged

5 Public opinion -Strong initial controversy ~53.5% overall acceptance rate o 44% open acceptance o 63% closeted acceptance

6 Impact on military personnel

7 Impact on military personnel Pentagon study conducted before repeal decision asked DADT repeal’s effect overall report LGBT individuals have no detriment

8 Community support HRC founded 1980 Advocates LGBT rights advancement $3 million DADT repeal 625k s, 50k written letters to gov’t

9 Community support con’t -Public support of repeal Rises to 80% in % support closed, 79% support open almost equal

10 DADT reaches its end Clinton proposes repeal regretted his allowance meant to protect homosexuals

11 DADT reaches its end DADT is upheld by Supreme Court rules funding can be withheld against nondiscrimination laws essentially, strengthening DADT

12 DADT reaches its end Barack Obama elected campaign promises repeal Pentagon study conducted 2010 bill passed, DADT banned

13 Overview -Large milestone in LGBT rights public awareness o slowly came to agreement o discrimination made apparent military struggles o landmark in oppression o repeal brought unity repeal is a step forward towards nondiscrimination

14 Works Cited "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010." Human Rights Campaign. Human Rights Campaign, 20 Sept Web. 14 Jan Mccabe, Brian J. "Public Opinion on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’." Public Opinion on Dont Ask Dont Tell Comments. New York Times, 30 Nov Web. 14 Jan Hillman, Elizabeth L. "Gender and the Military." Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ed. David S. Tanenhaus. Vol. 2. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, U.S. History in Context. Web. 6 Jan "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT)." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., Web. 06 Jan Barack Obama. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. Wikipedia, 13 Apr Web. 14 Jan Bill Clinton. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 14 Jan Harry Truman. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 14 Jan Laurince, Jonas. The Pentagon. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. Wikipedia, 9 June Web. 14 Jan Ronald Reagan. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 14 Jan


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