October 6th, 2009
07:58 PM ET

Tonight on 360°: Don't Ask, Don't Tell

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Tonight we'll be discussing the controversial policy that prevents openly gay troops from serving in the U.S. military.  In light of the newly published essay "The Efficacy of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" by Colonel Om Prakash, we're talking to Dan Choi and Elaine Donnelly.

Dan Choi, a former Army lieutenant, is the founder of Knights Out, a group dedicated to repealing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.  Visit the organization's website at http://www.knightsout.org/.

Elaine Donnelly is the founder and President of the Center for Military Readiness.  She believes that there should be no gay members serving in the military.  To read more about the Center for Military Readiness, go to http://cmrlink.org/.

Which countries allow openly gay troops to serve in the military?  Click here to find out: http://www.palmcenter.org/files/active/0/CountriesWithoutBan.pdf

Tune in at 10pm ET to hear both sides, and join our Live Blog to tell us what you think.

Filed under: 360° Radar • Military
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  1. Tim Gibson

    Not only it is a gross act of congress in not allowing gays and lesbians in the military, but even in the employement market where individuals are given preference in hiring due to military experience, thus building into this an act of discrimination based on sexual orientation in the hiring of select individuals.

    October 6, 2009 at 8:20 pm |