American Humanist Association

End "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

If you're a soldier out on the battlefield, it makes absolutely no difference whether you're gay or straight. And yet, at a time when we're engaged in two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and our military is stretched thin, Americans are being discharged from military service simply for being open about their sexual orientation.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" bars openly gay or bisexual people from serving in the U.S. military, and over 13,500 troops have been discharged since its implementation in 1993.

But now we have a real chance to end this shameful policy.

The U.S. House of Representatives could soon vote to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and we need to make sure we have as many votes as possible on our side. Please send a letter to your representative as soon as possible and ask her or him to support repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."