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Celebrating the one-year anniversary of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal

September 20, 2012

A year ago today, the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – allowing lesbian, gay, and bisexual people to serve openly – went into effect. Despite all the warnings from those opposed to equality, the military has not lost its ability to function because of dedicated servicemembers being honest about whom they love.

Last week, an academic study by the Palm Center – which interviewed generals and admirals who predicted the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” would harm the military – found that there had been no negative impact from the implementation of the repeal.

After a year of servicemembers serving openly in the military there is now proof of what we’ve known all along – that brave, patriotic individuals who volunteer to protect their country are capable of doing so no matter whom they love.

On this one-year anniversary, we ask you to share this graphic on Facebook to show your support of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”


In the year since the repeal went into effect we’ve seen many great stories of out members in the military, such as the first openly gay officer being promoted to the rank of General. But the full work of repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the Armed Forces isn’t over until transgender individuals can serve openly as well.

With your support, the Task Force will continue to work for full equality for all LGBT individuals and their families.

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  1. September 20, 2012 7:03 pm

    Congratulations to my LGB sisters and brothers, but please don’t forget about the T. We still can’t serve, and are often forced to chose between serving our countries (often in jobs we love) and separating to be true to ourselves. We shouldn’t have to make that just, just as you shouldn’t have had to, While so many clamor for marriage equality now, true equality won’t exist until all are equal.

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