Legislation seeks to restore state benefits to LGBTQ veterans dishonorably discharged
Congressman proposes to repeal dishonorable discharges given to gay veterans. a World War II veteran who was dishonorably discharged. them to draw benefits. Israel’s proposed legislation.
I had no idea whether that soldier was gay or straight, but what I do know is that his story could very easily be that of the tens of thousands of soldiers dishonorably discharged under "don’t.
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Democrats want to restore records of servicemembers discharged for being lgbt. jun 19, 2013. which goes from the GI Bill to receiving veterans’ benefits to ceremonial burial rites," including a flag for the veteran’s casket, an honor guard and 21-gun salute.. Our legislation ensures.
Are you still a veteran if you were dishonorably discharged?. state of Failure.. be called a military veteran. Because of this widely held misconception, women have sometime excluded themselves from veterans groups or benefits, despite military service (see history of women in the military
The Push for honorable discharge status for Those Expelled Under "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell". Thousands of gay service members were discharged under the recently repealed "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy. For many of them, this meant an other than honorable discharge and the denial of a range of veterans’ benefits.
By doing so we are finally giving these wronged veterans the legal, health, and employment benefits they deserve. "While those servicemembers who were dishonorably discharged under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell can currently get their records changed on a case-by-case basis, this is not enough.
Generations of LGBT veterans throughout our state and our country – more than 114,000 people – were discharged prior to the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" just because of who they are.