Rep. Gwen Moore (And House Gays) To Pentagon: Give Dishonorably Discharged Gays Their Medical Benefits
Rep. Gwen Moore, the Wisconsin Democratic, is asking Defense Sec. Robert Gates to work some magic to help veterans with “other than honorable” discharges, who were kicked out because they were gay, receive access to medical and other military benefits, which they are currently denied. And while many troops received honorable discharges under DADT, many did not. “For some gays and lesbians,” Moore writes in her letter, “the policy might as well have been – don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t provide veterans the benefits they earned.” UPDATE: House gays Barney Frank, Tammy Baldwin, Jared Polis, and David Cicilline have all joined the letter.