'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Gone, but Inequalities Remain

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Almost 18 years after President Clinton signed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" into law, the Pentagon today formally repealed the ban on gays and lesbians in uniform. In Vermont, one Navy Lieutenant immediately married his long-time partner. Will they get the same rights as heterosexual married couples? Federal law still says only a man and a woman can be legally married. Clarke Cooper is Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans, a group that filed one of many lawsuits against Don't Ask, Don't Tell. A Captain in the Army Reserves, he served as a diplomat during the most recent Bush Administration.




Warren Olney