The Strange History of Dont Ask Dont TellThe Strange History of Dont Ask Dont Tell

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year, 1994 - H.R. 2401

Signed into law under President Clinton, this law codified the policy Defense Department that prohibited homosexual men and women from serving openly in the U.S. military. Sec. 574.

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 – H.R. 2965

Seventeen years later, this law repealed the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) was established in 1993 when "Don't Ask" originally passed. In addition to working on repeal, SLDN offers free, confidential legal services to those impacted by the law.


How We Won' by Aaron Belkin, 2011

Unfriendly Fire' by Nathaniel Frank, 2010

Conduct Unbecoming,' by Randy Shilts, 1993