Military Service Members Discharged for “Homosexuality” To Receive Full Separation Pay

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has reached a settlement with the U.S. Government (USG) after filing a class action challenging the internal U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) policy of halving the separation pay of members discharged for “homosexuality.”

The lead case is Collins v. United States (Fed. Cl. no. 10-00778).

For more information, please see “Victory! Equal Pay for Lesbian and Gay Veterans.”


Welcome to the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue Database, a project of the Robert Crown Law Library at Stanford Law School. This Database is one of several digital law projects developed by the Library implementing new technologies and the Internet to assist students, teachers and practioners of law. The Don’t Database contains primary materials on the U.S. military’s policy on sexual orientation, from World War I to the present, as identified by Professor Janet E. Halley’s book, Don’t: A Reader’s Guide to the Military’s Anti-Gay Policy (Duke University Press, 1999), including legislation; regulations; internal directives of service branches; materials on particular service members’ proceedings (from hearing board transcripts to litigation papers and court decisions); policy documents generated by the military, Congress, the Department of Defense and other offices of the Executive branch; and advocacy documents submitted to government entities.