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Gates calls on Senate to Repeal DADT Quickly

November 30, 2010

DADT

 

Gay troops can serve openly in the armed forces without harming the military’s ability to fight, the Pentagon’s top leaders declared Tuesday, calling for the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban to be scrapped and pointing to a new survey to show most troops won’t mind.

President Barack Obama, citing the troop poll, urged the Senate to repeal the ban before adjourning in the next few weeks, but there is still no indication GOP objections can be overcome with just a few weeks left in the postelection lame-duck session. Still, the survey did put new pressure on Republican opponents, led by Sen. John McCain, who say efforts to repeal the law are politically motivated and dangerous at a time of two wars.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the ban on openly gay military service “requires people to lie,” and he called for quick Senate action.

via Pentagon leaders say gays won’t hurt the military – Yahoo! News.

McCain needs to give up!  Just because he can bully his wife into changing her views doesn’t mean he can do the same with the American People.  What’s next?? Threaten the military with budget cuts (as the GOP recently did with the Smithsonian) if he doesn’t get what he wants?  Seriously…

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