Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Compromise Reached on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Compromise Reached on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell;" FOXNews.com

Senate and House proponents of repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy have reached a compromise, a senior Senate Democratic aide tells Fox, that would eventually allow gays to serve openly in the armed forces.

“Yes, a compromise was reached that would implement repeal after the DOD report and certification by the POTUS and DOD," the aide said.

This would comport with a request made recently by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who favors the repeal, that any scrapping of the 1990's-era law wait for a full review going on now at DOD on implementation. That review is expected to wrap up in December.

The major players here: Senate Armed Services Cmte Chairman Carl Levin, D-MI, Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-CT, and Iraq war veteran and Cong. Patrick Murphy, D-PA.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

i never had a problem with the guys that acted gay when i was in the army. heck, one was assigned as my asst. gunner and i didn't know it until i got some ribbing by some of the rest of the squad. didn't other me then or now. got a job to do... do it!

Idahoser said...

DADT is a compromise. Compromising on a compromise makes you a RINO.

stephenhopkins said...

I have wondered if the military did away with health care on post, and went to a HMO type on the civilian economy while at the home station would the homosexuals really care about being in?