Thursday, July 08, 2010

Gay rights group warns soldiers not to cooperate with Pentagon Don't Ask, Don't Tell study

Gay rights group warns soldiers not to cooperate with Pentagon Don't Ask, Don't Tell study
By Liz Goodwin

"Gays in the military who participate in a new survey about repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" could be discharged for outing themselves, a legal advocacy group has warned. The Pentagon denies that survey respondents would run any such risk."

I'm torn on this one. While it's true that DoD hasn't guaranteed privacy or "provide immunity to service members whose privacy may be inadvertently violated or who inadvertently outs himself or herself," the mechanism chosen (third party sanitation of all identifying data) has been effective in other situations. I would be inclined to participate in the study but I couldn't advise anyone else to beyond their own personal feelings.

Whatever that means.
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