A Holistic Approach to Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell
Strategy Research Project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Homosexuals currently serve in the Armed Forces under the Dont Ask, Dont Tell DADT policy, but gays, lesbians, and others throughout the United States US, to include President Obama, believe that policy is discriminatory. Polls and trends reveal Americas increasing acceptance of homosexual orientation which indicates it may be time to change the law and repeal DADT. Governor Clinton campaigned in 1992 to end the gay-ban and permit homosexuals to serve openly in the Armed Forces. His efforts culminated with the passage of the current law and the DADT policy. Senator Obama pledged to repeal DADT during the 2008 Presidential campaign. In anticipation of the repeal, senior civilian and military leaders should begin to review related issues regarding DADT and allow open homosexual service. To support this effort, this paper addresses the history of homosexual service in the Armed Forces and also considers cultural diversity, professional studies and surveys, the Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2009, and other DADT related issues. In addition, it addresses repealing DADT through a holistic approach with a comprehensive strategy and a one-year implementation plan to support an expected new law and policy regarding open homosexual service in the Armed Forces.
- Sociology and Law
- Military Forces and Organizations