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In three separate letters Monday to both chambers of Congress and the Department of Defense, the American Bar Association called for an end to DADT and offered legal assistance in drafting a new policy.
"We opposed enactment of this policy in 1993 as establishing a form of discrimination that was not based on the character of the servicemember's contribution to the national defense," ABA President Carolyn Lamm wrote. "The harm we foresaw has since come to pass. More than 13,000 men and women have been dismissed from service under the law, among them highly trained specialists like pilots, sharpshooters and translators."
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