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SXSW 2019

DADT Repeal: A Look Back

President Barack Obama signed the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act in December 2010. Implemented in September 2011, it allowed gays, lesbians, and bisexuals to serve openly. Controversial at the time, critics argued the end of DADT would seriously harm "good order and disciple." Nearly nine years later, we look back on what life was like under DADT with military community members whose lives were impacted by the policy. Hear first-hand how the policy--and its repeal--impacted service members and their families.

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  1. How did DADT impact LGBT service members (and their families) at the unit level?
  2. Why was DOMA repeal and Obergefell v. Hodges critical to advancing equality for military families?
  3. How has military culture changed since DADT ended on September 20, 2011?

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Edward Carr, Senior Project Manager, Comcast NBCUniversal

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Social & Global Impact
  • Level: Intermediate
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