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  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Discharges Hit Lesbians Hardest

    08/16/2010 11:09:38 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 51 replies · 1+ views
    aol news :nation ^ | August 16, 2010 | Andrea Stone
    WASHINGTON (Aug. 16) -- The military is throwing out women disproportionately under its "don't ask, don't tell" policy, even as the number of service members discharged for being gay reached a new low last year. According to Pentagon statistics released by the Palm Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara, 428 service members were discharged in 2009 under the policy that President Barack Obama has vowed to end. That's the lowest number since the policy began in 1994 and continues a steady decline that began after the 9/11 attacks. More than 13,500 gays and lesbians have been discharged since...