On This Day: 28 January | Homosexuality “Incompatible”, LCR v. USA Motion Denied, DADT Repeal

1982

DoD Directive 1332.14, Enlisted Administrative Separations, Implemented

The directive contained language addressing homosexuality in the military stating, “Homosexuality is incompatible with military service.” The directive would serve as a precursor to the 1993 policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT). Additional language stated that homosexuality “impairs the accomplishment of the military mission” and adversely affects the ability of the Military Services to maintain discipline, good order, and morale.”

View Part1, Section H of DoD Directive 1332.14 here.

2011

The Court of Appeals of the Ninth Circuit denies a December 29, 2010 request from the federal government to put the Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America case on hold. The Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) filed their opposition to the government’s motion on January 10, 2011 and the Ninth Circuit allowed the government additional time to prepare its briefing.

Tiered Plan for DADT Repeal Briefed. Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Clifford Stanley and Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman General James Cartwright briefed reporters on a plan for implementing the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Laid out was a three-tiered plan: (1) Implementing or Changing Policies; (2) Training Changes; and (3) Training of the Actual Force.

The Marine Corps Releases Video Outlining the Way Forward After DADT Repeal. In the Senate Armed Services Committee’s hearing on the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James Amos, testified that Marines would lead the way in implementation of a repeal. Amos released the video below describing the way forward for the Corps post-repeal.

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