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NOVEMBER 11, 2009

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FAITHFUL - UNBOWED - KNOWN

 
THE END OF DADT

WE INVITE YOU

TO IMAGINE WHAT

WOULD HAPPEN IF: 

  • EVERY LGBTQ servicemember submitted a letter to their command declaring their identity.

  • EVERY SERVICEMEMBER who supported ending DADT submitted a letter to their command declaring that support.

 

  • In a PERFECT WORLD - EVERY man and woman, enlisted and officer, on every base, in every wing, on every ship who wanted DADT to end  participated on one special day.

WHAT WE DO KNOW: 

  • According to this Palm Center Report congressional legislation to repeal DADT will, most likely, not reach the President's desk for signature in the next year or two; if then.
  • Your Commander-in-Chief does not have the political will to suspend DADT discharges even though he has the legal power to do so.

  • According to retired Generals who support ending DADT there are about 65,000 LGBTQ men and women on active duty.

  • Every soldier who is willing to serve should be allowed to serve openly.

 

WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW:

 

  • What would happen if EVERY LGBTQ servicemember and supporter submitted a declaration to their command on November 11, 2009.

 


NOTICE: Some of the potential implications for coming out include:


 -no guarantee of discharge

-Discharge paperwork will say "homosexual" and will not be able to reenlist

-Benefits may be at risk

-May have to repay scholarships and bonuses

-Could face criminal prosecution

 

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