Don't Ask, Don't Tell





The Don't Ask, Don't Tell bill was legislation passed in 1994 by the Clinton Administration, originally intended to act as a compromise between the Democratic and Republican parties on the issue of homosexuality in the military. However, though it was intended to be a noncontroversial solution, it in fact brought the issue front and center to the mainstream media. The bill enhanced a climate of hostility towards LGBT service members, and served as a medium for allowing legal discrimination towards gays in the military. This website will look at the origins of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, it's effect, and it's end. 

Table of Contents:

  • Narrative: gives a brief summary of the events surrounding DADT legislation and U.S. COngressman Meehan's involvement 
  • 1995-1999: key articles and legislative documents about DADT during the 1990s
  • 2000-2008: key articles and legislative documents about DADT during the 2000s
  • Timeline: a breakdown of the timing of certain events regarding DADT
  • Media: archived clips from congressional meetings and TV/radio interviews with Congressman Meehan talking about DADT