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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Update: DADT

From The Advocate: A stand-alone "don't ask, don't tell" repeal bill, sponsored by Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) and cosponsored by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), was introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday. There is currently no timetable for when the legislation will be debated on the House floor. The Murphy bill is identical to the Senate repeal bill introduced Friday by Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine). 

During Monday’s briefing Gibbs (White House press secretary) also pushed back against the notion that it’s distinctly possible repeal efforts could fail this year.

“I think it’s a distinct possibility ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ will be repealed by the end of this year, and that’s where our efforts will be,” he said.

While questions of timing continue to predominate when it comes to bills and votes, everyone — including White House aides and staffers in the Senate and House — foresees Congress working through the weekend and potentially into next week.

On a more personal note, I've heard many in the GLBT community complain that President Obama should have just let the courts decide as there are active law suits instead of making a repeal.  Also, that he has not done enough for the GLBT community as promised.

In terms of DADT, yes he could let it run through the court system running the risk of an appeal failing.  I also believe that repealing the bill would make much more of a statement and have much firmer grounding.  Look how long it has taken anyway!!  Also, he may not be doing what others think that he promised, but he is the FIRST President to advocate and try to address what others would not touch or compromised.  Hey, everyone it starts somewhere.

Tom Goss and Matt Alber sing anti-DADT anthem, "This is Who We Are," on the National Mall


Anonymous said...

Oh I hope I hope I hope it's repealed. That would be a nice holiday gift, wouldn't it?

Wishing you well,

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