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posted Friday, June 5, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 23
Pentagon to add non-discrimination protections for Gay & Lesbian troops
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Pentagon to add non-discrimination protections for Gay & Lesbian troops

WASHINGTON DC - On Friday, May 29, Washington Blade broke the news that the Pentagon is preparing to update its Military Equal Opportunity policy to include sexual orientation as a protected class and the change could be made final as soon as the end of next month. The American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nations largest organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) military families, praised the letter and urged Secretary Carter to take immediate action.

This is incredibly important and welcome news for our service members and their families, said AMPA President Ashley Broadway-Mack. This long overdue and critical change to the military equality opportunity program will help ensure that LGB service members are treated fairly with the dignity and respect they deserve. We again urge Secretary Carter to also order a full and comprehensive review to update the outdated regulations that prevent transgender service members from serving openly and honestly. It's just as important to our LGBT military families that these same protections be extended based on gender identity.

AMPA has long advocated for these important changes to be made. Most people assume that with the repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell (DADT) in September 2011, the LGBT community achieved full equality in the military. The repeal only applied to LGB service members, and it meant that they could serve openly without fear of being discharged. It did not, however, mean they were provided access to the military equal opportunity program in order to address harassment or discrimination. The repeal failed to include binding non-discrimination protections for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual service members in the military equal opportunity programs. The repeal of DADT also did not change the outdated regulations that continue to prevent Transgender service members from serving openly and honestly.

For more information about the American Military Partner Association and LGBT military families, please visit our home on the web at www.MilitaryPartners.org.

The American Military Partner Association, a non-profit and non-partisan organization, is the nations largest organization for the partners, spouses, families, and allies of America's LGBT service members and veterans. Based in Washington DC, AMPA is committed to education, advocacy, and support for our modern military families.

Courtesy of American Military Partner Association

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