Research Paper on Dont Ask Dont Tell

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Repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

The Don’t Ask Don’t tell act which prevented openly gay and lesbians from serving in the United States Armed forces was placed into law on December 21st, 1993. It states that the military cannot discriminate against any gay, lesbian or bisexual person as long as they are discreet about their sexuality. They believed that any persons showing or acting in homosexual behavior would go against strict military moral codes and policy. However on September 20th, 2011 the Don’t ask Don’t Tell was repealed because the government felt it was discriminatory against homosexuals. I agree that openly gay and lesbians should able to serve in the military because nobody should have to hide who they are in order to serve and
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They wanted equality for all.

For a long time the government and the citizens of America struggled with the division created by this policy. President Obama wanted to fix this and repealing the policy was one of the first things he tackled. This is in fact why President Obama decided to end the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy in 2010 according to article on CNN’s website entitled Obama signs repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' policy. They quote him stating more than two centuries in the making," the president said. Over the course of U.S. history, "gay Americans fought just as hard (and) gave just as much to protect" the country as anyone else. "We are a nation that believes all men and women are created equal." He to believes that any gay person is just as capable as any straight person. By denying that right we are taking away their equality and saying they are not good enough to fight and defend our country. Now that the policy has been repealed gays finally have the same rights as us and hopefully they can be better accepted into our society. Of course there are still some people who do not believe that Don’t ask Don’t tell should not have been repealed.

Arguments against the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Some believe that the repeal of don’t ask don’t tell will create a division between the men and woman serving in the armed

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