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DADT and the State of the Union


According to news sources, President Obama is going to mention Don’t Ask Don’t Tell tonight in his State of the Union address.

The White House has asked the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), to postpone announcing a hearing that would explore repealing the law that bans openly gay people from serving in the military.

Here is my response to this latest development:

Mr. President, anything short of initiating a moratorium on the discharge of servicemembers on the basis of their sexuality until Congress has a change to act on the repeal of DADT would be unequivocally unacceptable.

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2 responses to “DADT and the State of the Union

  1. Andrew January 27, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    The President can repeal DADT via Executive Order. The notion that he is standing for true equality by asking Congress to repeal it is a cop-out

  2. DCbigpappa January 27, 2010 at 8:45 PM

    After Clinton signed his executive order, Congress codified it with legislation that went on to become law. So Congress has to repeal it.

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