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This Is What DADT’s Repeal Looks Like In Military Regulations

Jim Burroway

September 24th, 2011

DADT repeal: The real deal (click to download)

Whenever a change is made to official Defense Department regulations, a version of the new regulations goes out highlighting the changes being incorporated via strike-outs and color-coded additions. They do this so that changes to regulations are clearly communicated and cannot be overlooked. And so on September 20, 2011, on the day in which “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was officially repealed, a new DoD Instruction 1332.14 on Enlisted Administrative Separation went out incorporating “Change 2.” That change officially struck out “Homosexual Conduct” as a reason for separation from the military, and it struck out the entire section titled, “Guidelines for Fact-Finding Inquiries Into Homosexual Conduct.” You can download the entire regulation here (PDF: 376 KB/60 pages). Go ahead and do it. This document, with its sea of red strikeouts on pages 17-22 and 38-41, represents the historic end to the last legally mandated governmental witch hunt against gays and lesbians.

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Hyhybt
September 24th, 2011 | LINK

Beautiful!

Darina
September 24th, 2011 | LINK

Good grief, just how many times did that text say “homosexual acts”?

Steve
September 25th, 2011 | LINK

This is only the direct implementation of DADT. There are other documents that have been changed and made gender-neutral. For example they revised the domestic abuse regulation and removed the words “of the opposite sex”, so they can also deal with same-sex abuse

Loki
September 26th, 2011 | LINK

I’m curious as to what happened with Sub-chapter X, Section 925, Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice which still labels “sodomy” as a punitive act.

Ned Flaherty
September 27th, 2011 | LINK

Here’s what the 13 presidential candidates plan now for DADT, pay for military same-sex spouses, DOMA, and related issues: http://www.MarriageEquality.org/Election2012

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