Don't Ask, Don't Tell

TitleDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Brinkman, A, Skipper, RB, Cox-White, B
Pagination1 p.
Date Published01/2011
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsHUMAN rights , MILITARY , MILITARY ethics , Public Policy
AbstractIn 1993, a law was passed by Congress, that while homosexuals were ineligible to serve in the armed forces, in practice, recruiters were instructed not to ask about sexuality, and recruits were instructed not to reveal their sexual orientation. As calls mount for this law to be repealed and for homosexuals to be able to serve openly in the military, supporters cite that this policy violates a number of state laws that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. Opponents argue that the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy is necessary for maintaining an effective armed forces.
NotesCase from the 2011 APPE National Ethics Bowl Championship. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2011.
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