Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sen. Kristin Gillbrand introduces DADT Repeal legislation

In a post on DailyKos this week, Sen. Kristin Gillibrand (D-NY), who replaced Hilary Clinton in the U.S. Senate,  announced that she will be introducing legislation calling for the repeal on Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the Clinton era ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the U.S. armed forces.

From DailyKos:

"To that end, I've secured the commitment from Senator Carl Levin, Chair of the Armed Services Committee, to hold the first hearing on the policy since it began 16 years ago. Chairman Levin expects to hold the hearing soon and it's my hope that it will be instrumental in demonstrating the level of support that exists for repeal not only throughout the country -- where polls consistently indicate that solid majorities oppose the policy -- but within the military itself.

I'm happy to see that, as the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing approaches, there are signs of momentum building toward repeal.

On September 24, Majority Leader Harry Reid sent letters to the President and Secretary Gates reiterating his support for repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell and requesting their recommendations to Congress on the policy. I agree with Senator Reid. I know the President opposes DADT, and I am confident he and his Administration will work to engage Congressional and military leaders in this debate."
Read the full post at DailyKos.

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