More numbers for us to crunch (which isn’t the easiest task on a groggy Monday morning) as stats digested by the Palm Center at USC show that lesbians have been disproportionately discharged under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
According to stats the Palm Center received from the Pentagon:
Lesbians accounted for 48 percent of 195 discharges under the don't-ask, don't-tell policy, even though women make up only 14 percent of the force. That's up from 2008, when women represented 36 percent of Army discharges under the policy. Air Force:
More than half, 51 percent, of those discharged were women, who make up 20 percent of the service. Marines:
Nearly one in four, or 23 percent, of discharges under the policy were women, who make up ...FULL STORY