Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Senate will hold hearings on DADT repeal starting Dec. 2

Hearings on “don’t ask don’t tell” will take place with the Senate Armed Services Committee starting Dec. 2, according to a “Caucus blog” entry at the New York Times, by Bernie Becker, with link here

Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) has said that there are enough votes in the Senate for repeal if there is debate first.  The repeal is part of the Defense Authorization Bill, and will probably include deleting the 1993 Enclosure that had implemented DADT.

The latest scuttlebutt is that repeal could cause “short term problems” in a few areas, particularly the Marine Corps (which, as we already know, has no problem with openly gay civilian journalists joining them to report combat).

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