“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Has Little Effect on Military Families: Survey

The repeal has had no major effect on morale or national security, according to Blue Star Families

By Monica Garske
|  Friday, Jun 1, 2012  |  Updated 7:47 PM PDT
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DADT Repeal Has Little Effect on Military Families

According to a survey released Friday by Blue Star Families, the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy has had little effect on military families.

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According to a survey released by the non-profit military families advocacy group Blue Star Families, the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy which forbids gays and lesbians from serving openly in the armed service has had little effect on military families.

Our media partner the North County Times reports that, in connection with the repeal, survey respondents had no perceived effect on morale, national security or the desire for service members to re-enlist.

To break down the exact survey stats, 72-percent of respondents said the repeal had no effect on their service member’s ability to do his or her job.

Another 65-percent said it had no effect on the desire to re-enlist or stay in the military, while 60-percent said it had no effect on morale.

Meanwhile, 56-percent said the repeal had no impact on mission readiness or national security and 55 percent of military spouses said it had no impact on their military support group's morale.

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