In a Contra Costa Times guest commentary politics professor Steve Sloane writes about the need for the military to end the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy on gays in the armed services. In his opinion piece, Sloane - a former Navy Captain, argues the issue is a matter of human rights and human resources. He cites President Harry Truman's executive order ending racial segregation in the military as a progressive precedent for systemic change in the armed forces and the importance of retaining and recruiting troops to defend the nation, regardless of sexual orientation.

Read Steve Sloane's Op-Ed in the Contra Costa Times.

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