Author of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” research cited by U.S. Secretary of Defense available for comment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Diane H. Mazur, University of Florida Levin College of Law professor and author of two research reports recently cited by U.S. Secretary of State Robert Gates and other government officials regarding the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, is available to comment on existing and future proposals by the U.S. Department of Defense and Congress regarding gays in the military.

Mazur, a former U.S. Air Force captain, is the legal co-director of the University of California, Santa Barbara-based Palm Center, the premier academic and research organization for the study of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The two reports listed below, published during the summer of 2009, have been an important part of the debate regarding gays in the military.

DIANE H. MAZUR, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE AUTHORITY TO IMPLEMENT “DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL” IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH NATIONAL SECURITY
Palm Center, University of California, Santa Barbara (July 2009) [PDF 1.01MB]
Diane H. Mazur, Presidential Authority to Suspend Discharges for Homosexual Conduct and Draft Executive Order Suspending Discharges for Homosexual Conduct, in Aaron Belkin, et al., HOW TO END “DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL”: A ROADMAP OF POLITICAL, LEGAL, REGULATORY, AND ORGANIZATIONAL STEPS TO EQUAL TREATMENT
Palm Center, University of California, Santa Barbara (May 2009) [PDF 442.2KB]
To contact Diane Mazur, call 352-273-0953 or e-mail mazur@law.ufl.edu.

To view Mazur’s faculty page, visit http://www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/mazur/.

Published: March 2nd, 2010

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