It took US Air Force veteran Helen Grace James 63 years to receive her 'honorable discharge'.
Last Thursday, President Obama was invited to the Ellen DeGeneres Show in which both President Obama thanked Ellen for her important role which allowed changes in point of view, and both Ellen thanked President Obama for what he has done, particularly in terms of LGBT rights.
The new US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter supports the repeal of the ban on transgender people in the military.
Although the Don't Ask Don't Tell” policy has been suppressed, though it remained to allow transgender people to serve openly in the American military. This will soon be the case according to the Pentagon.
After attempting to join the army as a military police officer, Lisa Weiszmiller was discharged because of her sexual orientation with the status of her dismissal "other than honorable".
The House Armed Services Committee approved a bill which could delay the end of DADT.
Even if they were discharged by 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, much of gay and lesbian soldiers want from now on to join the army again.
The end of DADT is in sight. President Obama signed a certification to repeal the policy. In less than 60 days, DADT will be over.
In its training to repeal the 'Don't ask, Don't tell' policy, American army created a website.
As you know it, Don' t Ask, Don' t Tell will normally end in a few days on September 20th but House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Bud McKeon and Rep. Joe Wilson asked for a delay. Don't panic, the answer of the Pentagon was clear: NO!