“Don’t ask, don’t tell” formally repealed
- Sep. 20, 2011
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The military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was officially repealed at midnight Sept. 20.
The DADT policy has been in place since 1993 when it was drafted under the Clinton administration. DADT dictated that military officials could not ask a soldier, sailor or airman about his or her sexual preferences but if his or her orientation was found out, the military personel in question could be discharged.
CNN’s Greg Botelho writes that the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network estimates more than 14,000 people have been discharged from the military because of DADT.
Edited by Lisa Curran