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Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and Transition for U.S. Military


This week, the Department of Defense ended its 18 year "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that has banned gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. The policy has removed more than 13,000 men and women from the military over the years. On the show, we'll hear about how the military plans to implement the changes and we'll talk to a retired service member who was forced to hide his sexual orientation during his time at the military.


  • Leo Shane (Capitol Hill Reporter, Stars and Stripes)
  • David McKean (Legal Director, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, SLDN)
  • Russ Goodwin (retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, and President, Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization, Franklin County County Veteran's Memorial Board)