Democrats Introduce Bill To Give Honorable Discharges To Military Personnel Dismissed Under DADT

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    Jun 24, 2013 5:21 PM GMT
    Two Democratic congressmen have announced that they will introduce a bill this week that would grant Honorable Discharges to any service member separated under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, (DADT) the policy that required gay and lesbian personnel to remain closeted. Rep. Charlie Rangel from New York, a decorated Korean War veteran, and Rep. Mark Pocan from Wisconsin, one of six openly gay congressman, said their bill, the Restore Honor To Service Members Act, will change the service record of any member of the military who received a General or a Dishonorable Discharge simply because they were gay. The bill also repeals the military’s ban on consensual sodomy.
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    Jul 26, 2013 11:14 PM GMT
    New Hope For Soldiers Discharged Under DADT?

    The legislation, called the Restore Honor to Service Members Act, would put into law concrete procedures for those kicked out of the military because they were gay to have a review of their records to change the discharge from 'dishonorable' to 'honorable.'

    "With this bill in the House and the Senate bill that will provide equal benefits to same-sex spouses of military service members, it appears that government is making real efforts to right the wrongs perpetrated against those that voluntarily defend (and have defended) our nation."