Gay Service Members on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 16-12 on Thursday evening to allow the Pentagon to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell - the law that forbids gay, lesbian and bisexual servicemen and women from serving openly.

We're joined by two service members who have asked us not to use their names, one is a Coast Guard Pilot with ten years of military service and one is a Lieutenant who is an Army Combat Engineer. They're both currently serving in the military, and are unable to publicly reveal their sexual orientation. We ask them how this affects their day-to-day interactions with their other service members. They say they have to watch every pronoun when talking about their significant others, and describe the emotional ramifications of having to keep one's personal life a secret.

 

 

Produced by:

Noel King

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