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The latest news about the effects of repealing the U.S. military's "don’t ask, don't tell" policy. Introduced by Bill Clinton as a comprimise measure that allowed gays and lesbians to serve in the militrary branches, DADT went into effect in 1994 and mandated that service members stay in the closet about their sexual orientation. Proponents cited to "unit cohesion," "high standards of morale," and "good order and discipline" as reasons for DADT's necessity. President Barack Obama ended the policy in 2011.

Coons, who championed repeal during his first month in office, discusses progress made and progress needed in a video for The Advocate.

2:39 PM

On the anniversary of the signing of repeal legislation, Pelosi urges passage of the Equality Act.

2:18 PM

The former vice president was a large part of the intricate effort required to kill "don't ask, don't tell."

June 09 2020 9:36 PM

Veterans share struggles from the DADT era and in today's fight for trans rights.

November 11 2019 8:08 AM

Gov. Gina Raimondo signed legislation into law on Friday.

November 11 2019 7:53 AM

Veterans Affairs policies are still trying to catch up to post-DADT world.

July 09 2019 7:49 AM

Many vets received less-than-honorable discharges under the policy, affecting their eligibility for benefits. Rep. Seth Moulton unveils a plan to upgrade them.

June 06 2019 3:31 PM
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