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Outing the Costs of Civil Deference to the Military

60 Journal of Homosexuality 312, 2013

UC Hastings Research Paper No. 20

16 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2013  

Elizabeth L. Hillman

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

Placing the costs and process of repeal into the framework of U.S. civil governance and military power reveals the faltering state of civilian control over, and understanding of, contemporary military institutions. The excessive delays, repetitive studies, and lack of judicial oversight that characterized the process of repeal expose a military unmoored from the constitutional and democratic constraints of civilian control. The end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is more than a civil rights triumph. It is also a lesson in the steep costs and troubling consequences of excessive civilian deference to the armed forces.

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Hillman, Elizabeth L., Outing the Costs of Civil Deference to the Military (2013). 60 Journal of Homosexuality 312, 2013; UC Hastings Research Paper No. 20. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2222887

Elizabeth L. Hillman (Contact Author)

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