DADT Study May Result In More Gay Discharges

Remember that year long study that DoD was undertaking on the repeal of DADT? The study is now underway with the report due December 1st. But apparently Secretary of the Army John McHugh, one of those leading the march to repeal, has tripped…over his tongue.

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So, what’s the problem? DADT, in its current iteration and still being enforced, allows no exception for such “confidential” disclosure. The result: active duty personnel who participate in the interview process and “confidentially” disclose being gay or lesbian are not protected from discharge proceedings, The Moderate Voices Elijah Sweete reports.

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