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Karah Kemmerly

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13,000

Approximate number of service members discharged under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

$200 million

Cost of training replacements for these discharged members.

65,000

Estimated number of military personnel who aren’t heterosexual.

50,000

Number of male veterans screened positive for “military sexual trauma” at the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2009.

14

Percentage of military personnel who are female.

56

Percentage of women in military academies who claimed to have been sexually harassed during the 2009-2010 school year.

64

Percentage increase in reports on sexual harassment at military academies from 2009-2010.

Sources: The Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies, CNN, The Huffington Post, Newsweek Magazine.

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