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Don't Ask. Don't Tell. Don't Pursue.

This guide contains primary materials on the U.S. military’s policy on sexual orientation, from World War I to 2013.

Selected Cases

Court Decisions and papers

Complaint, January 15, 1998

Reply Memorandum in Support of his Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order, January 21, 1998

Declaration of Professor Charles Moskos

United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 98-116

Memorandum Opinion and order, January 26, 1998

Letter from Representative Coble and Representative Delahunt to President Clinton, February 10, 1998

Memorandum Opinion, March 11, 1998

Advocacy Materials

BOARD OF INQUIRY PROCEEDINGS: HEARING TRANSCRIPT

  • Maria Z. Dunning, SC, USNR-R
    Transcript of Board of Inquiry Proceedings, conducted on November 29-30 and December 1, 1994.
  • Richard F. Richenberg
    Transcript of Board of Inquiry Proceedings, conducted on June 20-21,1994.
    [Note: Supporting documentation for this proceeding may be found under Court Documents, Richard F. Richenberg]
  • Richard D. Selland
    Transcript of Board of Inquiry Proceedings, conducted on 12-13 July 1994, at Naval Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, VA
    [Note: Supporting documentation for this proceeding may be found under Court Documents, Richard D. Selland]
  • Tracy W. Thorne, U.S. Navy
    Transcript of Board of Inquiry Proceedings, held at Naval Legal Service Office Detachment, Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia, on 23 July 1992.
    Transcript of Board of Inquiry Proceedings, held at Naval Legal Service Office, National Capital, Washington, DC, on 11-14 July 1994.

ADVOCACY TO THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH MATERIALS

  • Memorandum of Michelle M. Benecke and C. Dixon Osburn to Judge Abner Mikva, Counsel to the President of the United States (May 31, 1995).
  • Letter of Jonathan M. Bowie to the Honorable Abner J. Mikva, Counsel to the President of the United States (Aug. 21, 1995).