Blumenthal Promotes Bill to Help LGBTQ+ Vets Access Benefits

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal speaks at a press conference Oct. 10 flanked by (from left) Anthony DiLizia and West Hartford Pride co-chairs Barry Walters and Johanna Schubert. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

Johanna Schubert of West Hartford Pride said because of the discrimination, veterans were unable to take advantage of the GI Bill and many other ways in which the country says ‘Thank you’ to its veterans.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal stood Tuesday beside the State Veterans Memorial to promote legislation intended to assist LGBTQ+ veterans who were denied critical benefits as a result of less than honorable military discharges stemming from their sexual orientations.

Blumenthal, along with Sens. Cory Booker, D-NJ, and Jeff Merkley, D-OR, have proposed to create a commission to investigate discriminatory military practices and draft recommendations to assist veterans and service members impacted by those policies.

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