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Dana Spiotta is the author of three novels, including Stone Arabia, a finalist for the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award, and Eat the Document, a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award. She lives in Syracuse, New York.
REASON 35: Obama repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.It is hard to fathom that our official policy in the US was to discharge people from the military if they told the truth about their sexual orientation. “More than 13,000 service members have been discharged since DADT went into effect in 1993” (LA Times, July 23, 2011). “The Pentagon fired countless service members explicitly and solely because they were gay—which sends a very powerful signal to the private sector that it's legit to do the same” (Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Beast, September 20, 2011). This policy ruined the lives of people who were already putting their lives in danger to serve their country.
Syracuse, New York
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