Solarbird (solarbird) wrote,

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wait what? (don't ask/don't tell)

There is a report going around of Don't Ask--Don't Tell being thrown out by the military. People are going yay. I would be too, but, um... what about the Federal law?

Remember that there is a Federal law, still on the books as far as I know, passed by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, banning outright lesbian, gay, and bisexual people from military service, calling us "an unacceptable threat" to the armed forces. "Don't Ask/Don't Tell" was an implementation of that law which could be summarised as, "We acknowledge this legal ban but are simply not going to ask, and what we don't know won't hurt us. But if we find out, you're gone."

If this report is true, are they going to ignore this law? I am not aware in any way of it having been repealed. Have I missed something important here? Or is something else very, very important, and on the surface extremely bad, going on?
Tags: culture war, politics
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