General purpose:To inform
Specific purpose:To inform my audience of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy and give a brief history of events. Central idea:According to my class survey the majority had little or no knowledge of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, so I am going to explain how it came to be. Introduction
A.Military Service Workers
B. Service Members Turned Away
2.Ended careers of over 11,000 service members
II.By listening to a brief history of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy you will gain further knowledge of where we have come since the last 60 years
Transition:First, lets look at....
A.There are an estimated 63,000 gay and lesbian soldiers currently serving in the armed forces according to a report by the 2004 Urban Institute. 1.1,000,000 veterans who self- identifies as gay or lesbian, brave people who were forced to serve their country in silence. B.According to the Department of Defense as the United States prepared to enter World War II, the military added psychiatric screening to its induction process. 1.Analysis labeled homosexuality as an indicator of mental illness 2.The first time "homosexual" people were differentiated from "normal" people in the military C.Harry S. Truman
1.According to book Homosexuality and The Law, Harry S. Truman signs the U.S code of Military Justice in 1950, which sets up discharge rules for homosexual military members.
II.Second, it is important to note...
A.President Bill Clinton when running for election promises to lift ban of gays in the military. 1.The Washington Post indicates In 1993 Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is introduced as a compromise. 2.December of 1993 Clinton issued a military directive that military members should not be asked about their sexual orientation, which became the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy B.President Obama's State of the Union Address