The Department of Defense has updated its military equal opportunity program to protect service members against discrimination because of sexual orientation. The update ensures the Federal government treats sexual-orientation-based discrimination the same way it treats discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, age and national origin. The DoD's experience during the years since the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was repealed indicates that the military equal opportunity program gives complainants greater access to resolution options and gives commanders access to trained equal opportunity advisors during the complaints process." said DoD spokesman Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen.
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