2013-01-08 20:58:54

Pentagon agrees to pay LGBT veterans severance after denying full amount

After more than two years in court, the Pentagon agreed this week to pay about two and a half million dollars to a group of gay and lesbian veterans discharged from the military under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. The settlement seeks to undo a policy that lumped those discharged for their sexuality with those discharged for drug or alcohol abuse, and only paid them half their severance package. But LGBT rights advocates say much more needs to be done to end discrimination in the armed forces. On Capitol Hill, FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more.

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