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Monday, May 24, 2010

Experts: White House Plan Dismantles “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

SANTA BARBARA, CA, May 24, 2010 -- Today, the Palm Center released a statement in response to the White House statement regarding current legislative efforts to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law in Congress. “The President’s statement today keeps his promise to lift the ban by establishing the terms on which ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ will be dismantled,” stated Aaron Belkin, Palm Center Director.  “For the past seventeen years, every expert who has studied this policy has emphasized that dismantling it would require leadership.  Leadership is what the President showed today.

The Palm Center is a think tank at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Since 1998, the Center has been a leader in commissioning and disseminating research in the areas of gender, sexuality, and the military.

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