“‘DADT’ affects women, minorities more”

Not that it’s a surprise.  Story here.

The ban has disproportionately affected minorities and women. The latest data, compiled by the gay rights group Servicemembers United from Defense Department numbers, shows that in 2008, 45% of troops discharged under ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ were minorities, while minorities were 30% of the service. Women accounted for 34% of the discharges but were 14% of the military.

There’s more:

Pentagon spokeswoman Cynthia Smith says the military does not know why there is a disproportionate number of discharges for minorities and women and, under the ban, can’t look into it.

Note: The press release from Servicemembers United is dated 9/10/2009.  So news travels slowly, apparently.

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