From Frontlines, The SLDN Blog
People For the American Way (PFAW) is urging President Obama to fulfill his promise to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT).” The President has publicly stated that he will end DADT and the time to repeal the military’s discriminatory policy is NOW. PFAW implores the President to take the lead and include the repeal of DADT in the President's defense budget he is set to send to Congress shortly.
We don’t need more time, studies, or congressional hearings. It is clear DADT is discriminating against some of the most patriotic Americans. Since 1994, over 13,000 dedicated military members have been dismissed due to DADT. An individual’s sexual orientation should never be grounds for dismissal. Imagine fighting on the frontlines for our country, and yet, the chance of being terminated simply because of your sexual orientation is real and always on the back of your mind. Our military service members deserve better than this.