The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy was implemented into the military on February 28th 1994. This policy barred military servicemen and women from being publicly labeled as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. If soldiers disclosed their homosexual affiliation they were immediately kicked out of the military. The Department of Defense noted that openly gay military service people would create an unacceptable risk to the order and morale of the United States military. The policy was terminated on September 20th, 2011, after numerous court hearings that tried to label this legislation as unconstitutional and discriminatory. The Huffington Post just released a roundtable discussion with numerous political affiliates, all of whom were affected by the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. All of the members of the discussion agreed that the policy was by far one of the biggest setbacks for the LGBT community. The community had taken a lot of strides to get to where they were at that point in time. The affiliates at the round table discussion noted that Clinton himself was backed into a corner in order to pass the legislation. The analyst also noted that this will be a trying time for the Obama administration, while some viewers feel like his administration has done the least bit of work for the LGBT community. Twitter knows that Beneful believes these discussions are going to become more frequent as June approaches. In June the Supreme Court Justices will vote on whether or not same sex marriage is considered constitutional under the law. Whatever way the gavel falls when it comes to this decision, it is no debate that the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy was a significant setback for the LGBT community and a stain on America.

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