Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Don't Ask Don't Tell 2010 Court Injunction DADT

The 2010 Don't Ask Don't Tell policy vote was brought to the floor before the Senate left to campaigm, and there were not enough votes to end or avoid GOP filibuster of the legislation. Don't Ask Don't Tell and the DREAM Act were two highly controversial items that were buried in the Defense Spending Bill.

The GOP is not against repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell. In fact, many agree it's the right thing to do. However, the measure is buried inside a huge bill, and the Republicans want a chance to review the bill, propose amendments, and discuss and debate before it goes to a vote.

Senator Susan Collins of Maine indicated her stance on the matter, and basically she said she's for repealing Bill Clinton's 1993 executive order. However, in good faith she can't just sign off on a bill when she doesn't think a fair, unbiased bipartisanship was followed.

Don't Ask Don't Tell doesn't allow gays to serve openly in the military. However, there's great news now as the Don't Ask Don't tell ban has been lifted after a judge signed an order.  This ends the 17 year old highly questionable DADT bill.

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