Tell: love, defiance, and the military trial at the tipping point for gay rights
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Lebanon, NH : ForeEdge, an imprint of University Press of New England, ©2017.
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Central Adult Nonfiction
342.73087 WITT
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In 1993 Margie Witt, a young Air Force nurse, was chosen as the face of the Air Force’s “Cross into the Blue” recruitment campaign. This was also the year that President Clinton’s plan for gays to serve openly in the military was quashed by an obdurate Congress, resulting in the blandly cynical political compromise known as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Contrary to its intent, DADT had the perverse effect of making it harder for gay servicemen and -women to fight expulsion. Over the next seventeen years more than 13,000 gay soldiers, sailors, marines, coast guard, and airmen and -women were removed from military service. That is, until Margie Witt’s landmark case put a stop to it. Tell is the riveting story of Major Margaret Witt’s dedicated and decorated military career as a frontline flight nurse, and of her love and devotion to her partner—now wife—Laurie Johnson. Tell captures the tension and drama of the politically charged legal battle that led to the congressional repeal of the controversial law and helped pave the way for a suite of landmark political and legal victories for gay rights. Tell is a testament to the power of love to transform hearts and minds, as well as a celebration of the indomitable spirit of Major Witt, her wife Laurie, her dedicated legal team, and the brave men and women who came forward to testify on her behalf in a historic federal trial. “The name Margaret Witt may join the canon of US civil rights pioneers.” —Guardian “Major Witt’s trial provided an unparalleled opportunity to attack the central premise of [Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell] . . . and set an important precedent.”— New York Times “A landmark ruling.”—Politico
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Book
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xii, 258 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 25
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English
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9781611688429, 1611688426

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"'Tell' is the riveting story of Major Margaret Witt's dedicated and decorated military career as a frontline flight nurse, and of her love and devotion to her partner - now wife - ̀Laurie Johnson. 'Tell' captures the tension and drama of the politically charged legal battle that led to the congressional repeal of the controversial law and helped pave the way for a suite of landmark political and legal victories for gay rights. 'Tell' is a testament to the power of love to transform hearts and minds, as well as a celebration of the indomitable spirit of Major Witt, her wife Laurie, her dedicated legal team, and the brave men and women who came forward to testify on her behalf in a historic federal trial."--Book jacket.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Witt, M., & Connor, T. (. (2017). Tell: love, defiance, and the military trial at the tipping point for gay rights. Lebanon, NH: ForeEdge, an imprint of University Press of New England.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Witt, Margaret, 1964- and Tim (Reporter) Connor. 2017. Tell: Love, Defiance, and the Military Trial At the Tipping Point for Gay Rights. Lebanon, NH: ForeEdge, an imprint of University Press of New England.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Witt, Margaret, 1964- and Tim (Reporter) Connor, Tell: Love, Defiance, and the Military Trial At the Tipping Point for Gay Rights. Lebanon, NH: ForeEdge, an imprint of University Press of New England, 2017.

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Witt, Margaret, and Tim (Reporter) Connor. Tell: Love, Defiance, and the Military Trial At the Tipping Point for Gay Rights. Lebanon, NH: ForeEdge, an imprint of University Press of New England, 2017. Print.

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