“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”: How a Repeal of the Law Would Affect Our Troops

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The battle over this policy is important not only for those serving our country in uniform, but also in a broader cultural sense. Activists know that if they can manipulate a policy change to force homosexuality into the military, it will raise issues that will lead to the ultimate goal – overturning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). To impose homosexuality on the military will inevitably lead to the question of same-sex partner benefits. Under current law, spouses receive benefits, and because federal legislation (DOMA) defines marriage as between one man and one woman, the military could be used as a tool to undermine the institution of marriage. MORE…

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