Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Hillary Clinton proposes upgrading old gay discharges from the military
I went to a little AGLA Happy Hour and supper at Freddie’s Beach Bar in Arlington VA tonight, and learned that Hillary Clinton had brought up the subject of discharges of gay servicemembers at HRC Saturday.
Clinton mentioned the fact that many servicemembers discharged for being gay, especially before “don’t ask don’t tell” in 1993 (repealed in 2011) had less than honorable discharges. These discharges should be upgraded, she said. Presumably unfavorable SPN codes on even honorable discharges would be removed, too. Anne Gearan has the Washington Post story Oct. 3 here.