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"Don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) was the official United States policy on military service by gays, bisexuals, and lesbians, instituted by the Clinton Administration on February 28, 1994, when Department of Defense Directive 1304.26 issued on December 21, 1993, took effect, lasting until September 20, 2011. The policy ...


Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT): DADT byname for the former official U.S. policy ( 1993–2011) regarding the service of homosexuals in the military. The term was coined after Pres. Bill Clinton in 1993 signed a...


Oct 10, 2014 ... The big debate at the start of Bill Clinton's first term was whether the new president would order the military to end its long-standing policy banning gays, and amid a bipartisan backlash, Clinton struck a compromise resulting in the policy–now infamous in some quarters–of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell.".


DADT is in the dustbin of history and HRC members and supporters played a critical role in getting us here.


Jul 20, 1993 ... WASHINGTON— After six months of turmoil, President Bill Clinton announced a new policy Monday that will tolerate homosexuals in the military only if they remain silent and chaste, but will halt aggressive efforts to root them out. The White House calls the complicated rule "don't ask, don't tell, don't pursue.


Social and behavioral science data contradict claims by the Department of Defense to justify its policy of excluding gay men and lesbians from the US military.


Jul 19, 2013 ... President Bill Clinton announced the military's policy on gay service members on July 19, 1993 — 20 years ago today. The policy, known as “don't ask, don't tell,” allowed closeted members of the military to serve, while prohibiting those in the military who were openly gay to serve. Prior to “don't ask, don't ...


Jan 28, 2008 ... It was 15 years ago, Tuesday, that President Clinton rolled out the policy that came to be known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," which relaxed the long-standing bar against gay men and women serving in the U.S. military. While the move was initially hailed as progress for the rights of gays in the military, today ...

Sep 21, 2010 ... Former President Bill Clinton was asked by CBS News' Katie Couric whether or not he regrets enacting the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which bans openly ho...