Pentagon To Review Benefits Denied To DADT Victims

Axios reports:

The military will begin reviewing cases involving LGBTQ+ veterans who may have been forced out of the service under its “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy. Thousands of veterans could receive retroactive honorable discharges, giving them access to the full amount of benefits for their service.

The Defense Department announced the initiative Wednesday on the 12th anniversary of the end of the policy, which operated between 1994 and 2011. At least 32,837 LGBTQ service members between 1980 and 2011 were forced out of the military under DADT and other policies that prevented them from serving.

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