Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Senate procedures still threaten passing repeal of DADT in time

A complicated procedural logjam in the Senate is holding up the consideration of the 2011 Defense Authorization Bill, even thought three GOP Senators now say they will vote for the bill and “conditionally” repeal “don’t ask don’t tell”. However, supporters of repeal of DADT are painfully short by just one vote of what it would take to block a GOP or McCain filibuster.

It is shameful to see such tactics used to play with a bill so vital to both ethical standards in our military and ultimately national security.

There are some potential complications with military pay raises (not part of the president’s proposed freeze) in the holdup.

The Air Force Times has the story (by Rick Maze) here.

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