Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Should Be Repealed


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Don’t ask, don’t tell (DADT) remains one of the most controversial issues in U.S military service today. While the country has made great strides in liberalizing the army in face of major hurdles that impended on its effectiveness, the issue of allowing gays and lesbians to openly serve in the army is another mountain to climb for civil rights activists. As the law stand today any serving military personnel, who openly declare their gay or lesbian status risk being discharged. Civil rights activists have considered this as violation of human rights in the army. The society has opened its arms to gays and lesbians and they are being integrated to the mainstream life, but gay and lesbianism remains an abomination in the United States army.  However, this is contrary to popular ideals under which the United States army was established and against the constitution, which provides for freedom and equality of all men. Therefore, don’t ask, don’t tell (DADT) policy should be overturned and gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve openly in the army..