DADT: Women, minorities discharged at higher rate

Sept 25, 2010

Senate votes to ban DADT

DADT posts

Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell – Prejudice, bigotry, and…

[Clay Bennett – Chattanooga Times Free Press]


Women are discharged via DADT at twice the rate than men.

1997 – 2009
Women = 14 – 15% of total servicemembers
Women discharged via DADT increased 22 -> 39%

2000 – 2008
Women percentage of total LGB servicemembers increased 32 -> 41

The percentage of DADT discharges among non-white servicemembers has also increased.

Source: “Discharges Under The Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell Policy: Women and Racial Minorities”

The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law (Discharges 2009 pdf)

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