January 10th, 2013
01:49 AM ET

Troops to get pay denied under 'don't ask don't tell'

A group of former service members who left the military because of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy will get the full separation pay they were denied, according to a recent $2.4 million court settlement.

The settlement was announced this week by the American Civil Liberties Union who sued the U.S. government on behalf of about 181 troops who were honorably discharged for violating the pre-2011 military ban on service members being openly gay.

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  1. Revelutionary Troops

    Revolutionary troops invaded and occupied Philadelphia where US congress was located at the time, and demanded payment for services rendered. At gunpoint, congress promised to pay, and allowed the troops's general (Geo. Washigton) to be leader of the US.
    What we have here here is Se xual Revolution Troops doing the same. However, there are no gay men to make presidents out of.

    January 10, 2013 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      "What we have here here is Se xual Revolution Troops doing the same."
      Baloney. What we have is a clear-cut case of discrimination, and these people are only asking to be treated as other citizens; their gender preference has nothing to do with service to their country.

      "However, there are no gay men to make presidents out of."
      Yet.

      January 10, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Children have no rights at all

    It is a shocking indictment of our society when we must rely upon a civil-rights organization for any hope of representation in our government. We should not have to fight for our civil rights at all, but denying rights to people is the status quo everyone keeps talking about. I know you can read this, so when are you going to start thinking about it?

    January 10, 2013 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |