Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal
July 22, 2011 by USA Post
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal, The United States to repeal a 1993 law that prohibits openly gay people and bisexual from serving in the army. Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta and President of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Mike Mullen has decided to recommend to President Barack Obama to repeal the Act.
Although President Obama signed a law last year to repeal the Act which come into force only after the President, the Secretary of Defense and Chief of the Joint Chiefs of certifying that the repeal shall not affect the military preparedness of country. There will be a 60-day waiting period before the repeal takes full effect. This means that people who are openly gay or bisexual will be legally eligible for entry into the U.S. military in September.
Under the “Do not Ask, Do not Tell” (DADT) policy, the military who were hmosxl or bisexual, but not open about it, they were allowed to serve in the armed forces. But people who are openly gay, lsbn or bisexual can join the armed forces.
The policy also provides clauses military said hmosxls were not discriminated against. The policy says that the presence of hmosxls in the armed forces “would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability.”
“Do not ask, do not tell” means that no member of the armed forces, who is bisexual or hmosxl, may disclose your sexual orientation, and could not talk about any hmosxl relationship they have. Under the law anyone who violates this rule will be responsible for the expulsion, except in exceptional cases where warranted.
The guiding principles of the law could be traced to the time of the Revolutionary War. In those days, s*d*my was a legitimate reason for the expulsion of a member of the armed forces.
In the first decades of last century, people found that hmosxls were court-martialed and dishonorably discharged. During the Second World War, it was considered that the hmosxl inclination is a sign of possible psychopathology. It was only in the late 50′s that hmosxlity is less of a safety risk to members of the armed forces. But even then, the general principle is that strict guidelines were to follow to avoid hiring people with hmosxl tendencies.
A Navy study known as the Crittenden Report, said in 1957 that hmosxls couldn’t represent a security risk. However, the report advocated strict anti-gay policies.
With the rise of the gay rights movement of the 1970s, there was intense pressure on the military to end discrimination against hmosxls. However, in 1982, the Department of Defense announced a policy that categorically stated that hmosxlity was incompatible with military service.
The right of hmosxls to serve in the army became a political issue in the 90′s, and the gay rights movement has a momentum to the Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton called for the repeal of the anti-gay military policy.
The Do not Ask, Do not Tell, “Policy in 1993 was the result of efforts to find a compromise between repealing anti-gay policy and maintain the status quo. Originally, the name of the” do not ask, do not say, do not pursue. “Later,” no bother “provision was added to the policy.
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