Gays in the Military: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

This is a story I did the weekend of October 10-11 2009 connected with a gay rights march on the Capitol, especially as regards gays in the military.  Here’s the intro I used for the piece:

Demonstrations are expected this weekend in Washington as groups of active and former service members and their supporters urge lawmakers to repeal the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy” that bars openly homosexual service members from serving in the military, and a stricter federal law that forbids homosexual from serving at all. Activists denounce both as inhumane, outmoded, and against both the military and the national interest. Supporters of the bans say they are necessary for the comfort and morale of heterosexuals in the ranks. Adam Phillips examines the controversy.

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