Lessons From The Repeal Of 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell'

Law360, New York (April 8, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT) -- On Dec. 22, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy (DADT). This repeal ended the ban on openly gay soldiers that had led to the discharge of more than 13,000 people from the military over the last 17 years.

While headlines and accusations have been splashed across the media, the repeal of DADT does nothing to change the protections afforded gay and lesbian civilian workers from a legal perspective. It does, however, illustrate the challenge employers of all...
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