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Gay Military

by Ethan Tussey

by Tommy Cook for IN MEDIA RES

December 22, 2010 was not only the day that history was written, but my life was changed forever. During my fight to repeal DADT I always vowed to go back, once the ban had been lifted. A little over 3 years later I'm still working to live out my vow. On January 12, 2004 I was discharged under the DADT policy. I had not one written infraction during my time in the Army; I was promoted before my time and with a waiver. I excelled as a solider, but because of an archaic policy I was put to the curb. I believe that the US military should recruit the best and the brightest recruits, and I believe that will make for a stronger force. Now that DADT is repealed people no longer have to hide and lie about their life outside of work. They can finally be treated like equal citizens within the ranks of our military. 

Do you believe that the implementation of the repeal of DADT has been successful? 

Do you agree with gays serving openly?


The End of DADT

Press clip of President Obama discussing DADT

from Stronger Together: The End of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (2012)
Creator: Barack Obama Dot Com
Distributor: YouTube
Posted by Ethan Tussey