Thursday, November 12, 2009

Democrats hope to repeal DADT next year

According to The Hill, Democratic leaders plan to use next year's defense spending bill to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell:
Democratic leaders plan to repeal the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in next year’s defense authorization bill.

Both the White House and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) back the strategy of using the defense bill to change policy on gays in the military, an aide to Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) told The Hill on Wednesday. Frank, the openly gay chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is a close ally of Pelosi.
It's hard to believe but if this happens, DADT will have been in effect for seventeen years! It's about time to end this ridiculous policy and stop throwing competent and qualified servicemen and -women out of the armed forces.

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