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Minow, Four Other Law School Deans Urge Armed Services Committees To Support Ending "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Policy

Publication Date: 
March 18, 2010
Source: 
Harvard Law School

Dean Larry Kramer is mentioned along with other law school deans for signing a letter urging the repeal of the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy:

Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow and four other law school deans have urged key lawmakers on Capitol Hill to end the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

“The effects of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ are marginalization, exclusion, and denigration,” wrote the law school deans in a March 18 letter to the Armed Services committees in the House and Senate. “Discharging gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members merely because of their sexual orientation is never justified. We have the highest regard for our students who have served and those who seek to serve in the Armed Forces, and we aim to make sure that opportunity for service is available for all of those willing to make that admirable commitment.”

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In addition to Minow, the letter was signed by: Christopher Edley, Jr. ’78, dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; Larry Kramer, dean of Stanford Law School; Robert C. Post, dean of Yale Law School; and Richard Revesz, dean of New York University School of Law.