It's hard work, but we're making progress

Pentagon ousts more service members for being gay.


Tim Grieve
August 15, 2006 6:56PM (UTC)

The Pentagon discharged 726 service members for being gay in 2005, a 10 percent increase over the number tossed out of the military in 2004, according to data obtained by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and published today by the New York Times. It turns out that Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri is some kind of hotbed of homosexuality: Sixty gay soldiers were discharged from the Army facility last year.


Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

MORE FROM Tim Grieve

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

U.s. Military War Room

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••






Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •