Throughout its history, the U. Military has had an inconsistent policy when it comes to gay people in the military. However, when personnel needs increased due to combat, the military developed a habit of relaxing its screening criteria. Many gay people were admitted and served honorably during these conflicts. This did not eliminate discrimination, however, and these periods were relatively short-lived. As soon as the need for combat personnel decreased, the military would involuntarily discharge them.
Military Transgender Ban Is Nothing Like 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' Lesbian Vet Says
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The 3, attendees at the dinner, which took place at the Washington Convention Center, gave the president multiple standing ovations when he touted the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," hospital visitation rights for same-sex couples and spoke out against the bullying of LGBT youth. The most electric reaction, however, came when Obama sharply criticized the GOP presidential candidates for staying silent when audience members at a debate booed a gay soldier who asked a question about DADT. We don't believe in that," said Obama to loud cheers and a standing ovation. We don't believe in them being silent since.
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