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don’t ask, don’t tell

the policy adopted by the United States regarding gay, lesbian and bisexual people serving in the military – in which openly same-sex attracted people continued to be barred from military service, but closeted same-sex attracted people could serve so long as the kept their sexual orientation to themselves which the implication that other serving military personnel weren’t to inquire into a person’s sexuality either.

Similar policies were – officially or unofficially – in place elsewhere in the world.

This was eventually repealed in the United States, where gay and bisexual people can now serve openly.

Originally published: 9th December, 2020
Last modified: 9th December, 2020