DADT is no more. Although, as I've mentioned before, there is still work to be done. The repeal still does not offer transgendered individuals the right to serve in the armed forces. And now, we have taken another step forward and another step back.
The ACLU has won it's case, allowing those discharged under DADT to receive full separation pay. It goes back to 2004, and I hope that the branches of the military will also make sure all those thrown out under DADT are changed to receive honorable discharges.
But sadly, in the new defense bill, a clause was inserted, allowing chaplains to harass gay servicemen and servicewomen, without any penalty. Obama signed it with objections to that specific clause, but sadly, had to sign it.
Still work to be done, sadly.
All my best,