Advocate: Discharge Papers Still Invite Roadblocks, Discrimination
By Michelle Garcia
Three senators are asking the Department of Defense to expedite the process for veterans seeking alterations to their discharge documents, omitting information that they were discharged for being gay.
According to the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, many veterans discharged under DADT face roadblocks when applying for certain benefits. A discharge from the military for sexual orientation can also be a barrier to employment and requires veterans to 'out' themselves to future employers, says SLDN executive director Aubrey Sarvis.
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