militarypartner (militarypartner) wrote in repeal_dadt,
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repeal_dadt

Introduction


There are a lot of misconceptions about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." See the HRC website for a more balanced point of view: http://www.hrc.org/legacyofservice/dadt.asp

The last thing my girlfriend wants to do is cause problems in her unit. If "DADT" were repealed, and replaced with the Military Readiness Enhancement Act (which would make LGBT servicemembers subject to the same rules of decorum as straight servicemembers), she would never even discuss her relationship on duty. We would get married, live openly in our community, and as always, keep our work lives separate from our personal lives.

"DADT" prevents us from having any sort of legally recognized relationship, including coparenting children. It puts us both at great financial and legal risk, since we are technically just unrelated roommates.

I have created this group designed to educate people on the real consequences of DADT. Even more importantly than my own life, DADT has cost American taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, and we've lost many qualified servicemen and women, including dozens of Arabic translators, who are crucial at a time when our military is stretched so thin.

To make our military more efficient, and to eliminate discrimination, you can do a lot to help. Contacting the President is now even easier than ever. Simply go to: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
and fill out the form. You can ask when President Obama will repeal DADT, or why it is still in effect. You can simply comment that you believe it is an unfair policy. The more voices united in this cause, the more likely we are to succeed in gaining equal rights.

If you have more to say, you can write a letter to:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
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