This site exists as a means of providing access to
information related to Thomasson v. Perry,
the first constitutional challenge of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy
to reach the United States Supreme Court.
It was established to alleviate the administrative
burden and expense
involved in responding to requests for copies of these documents.
Request for review by the U.S. Supreme Court filed July 1, 1996
Text of the Court of Appeals opinion decided in Richmond, Virginia on April 5, 1996
Text of the Federal District Court opinion decided in Alexandria, Virginia on June 8, 1995
HTML version of the Plaintiff's Statement of Undisputed Material
with links to relevant sections of other documents
All "Fitness Reports" reviewing LT Thomasson's performance since 1989
Texts of LT Thomasson's Award Citations, Certificates, and Letters of Appreciation
"Coming Out" letter from LT Thomasson to several Admirals for whom he had worked in the Bureau of Naval Personnel (3/2/94)
LT Thomasson's statement before the Board of Inquiry (5/2494)
Important dates and events
Index of all available documents and links
"It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears."
Justice Louis D.
Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357, 376