“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Archives
Here in the DADT Archives, you’ll find key documents produced by SLDN and others throughout the duration of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) law. Don’t see what you’re looking for here? Just contact SLDN for more information.
Read various documents released by from the Department of Defense (DoD) in relation to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) and issues impacting LGBT service.
Learn more about the Comprehensive Review Working Group (CRWG) report issued November 30, 2010, in addition to other reports commissioned by the DoD and Congress with respect to DADT repeal.
DADT in the Courts
Includes an overview of key cases challenging the constitutionality of DADT and the latest developments on the legal front.
Conduct Unbecoming, which was SLDN’s annual review of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law during the first 10 years of its existence, provides an overview of the law’s impact on the military and makes a compelling case for its repeal. The report, which SLDN made available to each of the service branches and to Members of Congress, called on leaders to end DADT and implement the Pentagon’s Anti-Harassment Action Plan.
Media Campaigns That Made A Difference
SLDN employed a variety of traditional and new media strategies to build the public case for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) repeal as the movement to end the ban on open gay and lesbian service was making its way through Congress and the Courts. Highlighted here are three campaigns that made a difference in the fight to repeal DADT.
Stories from the Frontlines: Letters to President Barack Obama
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Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach
Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, a decorated Air Force fighter pilot, made national news when SLDN represented him in discharge proceedings at the height of the movement to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” He appeared on countless news shows and networks, including CNN and MSNBC, as he shared his story and became a key figure in the repeal fight. Find out more about his life, his case, and his effect on the repeal process.
International superstar Lady Gaga emerged as an effective and outspoken advocate in the fight against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” at a key moment in the path to repeal. Tweeting her followers, contacting the Congress, and appearing at a pivotal rally in Maine brought the debate to the public in a way that had before eluded the movement. Learn more about Lady Gaga’s involvement in this historic fight.
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