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September 19, 2011

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Marks New Era

Tomorrow, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the discriminatory nearly two-decade old policy that bars lesbian, gay, and bisexual people from serving openly in the military, will officially be repealed tomorrow.

Watch this video for my take on this historic day. Then, read the blog entry by Huong Nguyen, who last year chronicled her personal story about how “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” changed the course of her life.

And you don’t want to miss NCLR Federal Policy Director Maya Rupert’s touching Huffington Post piece remembering her father—an older black man, a Vietnam veteran, and a Christian—who described the policy as an “embarrassment to the armed forces that couldn’t be justified.”

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