Don’t ask Don’t Tell
After September 11, 2001, Erica Leigh Gabor felt the calling of the United States Marine Corps. So she enlisted and found her passion.
The documentary tells the story of the U.S. military’s ban on gays and lesbians from its implementation to protests and debates and finally to its repeal late last year. Former Congressman Patrick Murphy, an Iraqi war veteran, played a key role in Congress, leading the fight to repeal the law.
When President Obama signs the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” on Wednesday, the TV wide shot will show a local Congressman who played a key role in its passage.
Mark Segal, publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News, has been fighting “don’t ask, don’t tell” for years, and now that it’s on its way out, he’s more than pleased.
A new CBS survey is out with a look at the always hot issue of gays in the armed forces.