Equality California
Assembly Joint Resolution 19 | AJR 19

Assembly Joint Resolution 19

From 1980 until the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) in 2011, over 32,000 service personnel were separated from the Armed Forces of the United States under DADT and its predecessor policies. Because these discharges were sometimes characterized as “dishonorable” or “other than honorable,” many of these service personnel and their spouses became ineligible for veterans benefits. AJR 19 would urge the federal government to act on this issue, and serve as an example for other states to follow as we continue to champion support for veterans’ rights.


Assemblymember Richard Pan