Thomasson v. Perry

Document Site

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.


Documents available:

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Request for review by the U.S. Supreme Court filed July 1, 1996

4th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion

Text of the Court of Appeals opinion decided in Richmond, Virginia on April 5, 1996

Federal District Court Opinion

Text of the Federal District Court opinion decided in Alexandria, Virginia on June 8, 1995

Statement of Undisputed Material Facts

HTML version of the Plaintiff's Statement of Undisputed Material Facts
with links to relevant sections of other documents

Officer "Fitness Reports"

All "Fitness Reports" reviewing LT Thomasson's performance since 1989

Awards and Decorations

Texts of LT Thomasson's Award Citations, Certificates, and Letters of Appreciation

Letter to Admirals

"Coming Out" letter from LT Thomasson to several Admirals for whom he had worked in the Bureau of Naval Personnel (3/2/94)

Statement to Board of Inquiry

LT Thomasson's statement before the Board of Inquiry (5/2494)  


Important dates and events


Index of all available documents and links


Contact information


"It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears."

Justice Louis D. Brandeis 1856-1941
Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357, 376