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New Leadership for Push to End Military "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy
APA staff continue to push for a repeal of the military ban on lesbian, gay and bisexual service members and reinstatement of those dismissed.
PI-GRO continues to advocate for H.R. 1283, the Military Readiness Enhancement Act (MREA) of 2009, which would repeal the military ban of lesbian, gay, and bisexual service members and require the reinstatement of individuals dismissed under the policy. The original sponsor for this bill, Representative Ellen Tauscher (D-CA), recently accepted an appointment to serve as Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Since then, Representative Patrick Murphy (D-PA) has taken the lead in advancing this critical legislation in Congress. PI-GRO continues its outreach efforts to garner support for this important proposal