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DADT coming to an end?

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From Cynthia Tucker, Atlanta Journal Constitution

It seems that the United States is on the verge of marking another milestone in the nation’s long march toward full equality for all of its citizens: the repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’. Because of a deal negotiated among the White House, gay activists and the Pentagon, Congress could vote on a repeal this week, leaving actual implementation of the policy for next year, after the Pentagon has completed its study on how repeal will affect troop ‘readiness.’ From the WaPo:

President Obama has endorsed a “don’t ask, don’t tell” compromise between lawmakers and the Defense Department, the White House announced Monday, an agreement that may sidestep a key obstacle to repealing the military’s policy banning gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the armed forces.

The compromise was finalized in meetings Monday at the White House and on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers will now, within days, vote on amendments that would repeal the Clinton-era policy, with a provision ensuring that any change would not take effect until after the Pentagon completes a study about its impact on troops. That study is due to Congress by Dec. 1.

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Written by demon53

May 25, 2010 at 1:22 pm

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