Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Lifting Don't Ask, Don't Tell--Don't Hold Your Breath!

President Obama renewed his pledge to work to end the military's anti-gay "Don't, Ask, Don't Tell" policy in his State of the Union speech. While most Americans support lifting the ban, the military, Republicans, and a few Democrats are working to keep it, or at least slow down the process of ending it.

Pentagon Starts Process of Lifting Gay Ban

The real problem will be the DEMOCRATS chairing the committees that will be reviewing the policy.

Two lawmakers with considerable sway over defense matters — and whether a repeal will initially be part of the fiscal year 2011 defense budget — are House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.).

Chairmen Sending Mix Signals on "Don't Ask"

UPDATE: Joint Chiefs Chair Mike Mullen and Def. Sec. Robert Gates Call for Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell

John McCain Flip-Flops! Was for Letting the Military Decide, Now Wants Congress to Decide!

1 comment:

libhom said...

If we want progress on lifting the military ban or on the even bigger issue, ENDA, we need to push harder.