The law which banned homosexuals from serving openly in the military – commonly known as “Don’t ask don’t tell” – will now be officially repealed. The bill will be certified by the Pentagon today and after a 60 days’ period the law will be fully changed. The CNN has posted a history of “Don’t ask don’t tell” from Clinton’s half promise to Obama’s fulfilled one.
“Current and veteran gay soldiers reveal how “don’t ask, don’t tell” affects them during their tours of duty, as they struggle to maintain a double life, uncertain of whom they can trust. The film also explores how gay veterans and youth organizers are turning to forms of personal activism to overturn the policy. From a national speaking tour of conservative universities to protests at military recruitment offices, these public events question how the U.S. military can claim to represent democracy and freedom while denying one segment of the population the right to serve.”
Meanwhile the battle on gay marriage goes on. But also here some results for equal rights are showing: the state of New York currently passed a law to allow same-sex marriage, being so far the largest state to do so.
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