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'Don't Ask ….Don't Tell' didn't last one day……..

I did a post yesterday on “Don’t Ask…Don’t Tell’,  in which I said ……..’The Dog cautions everyone to wait for when the debate goes public.’..

……well, here it is one day later and ……And the leading House Democrat on military policy  (Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) said Friday that …’he opposes repealing the law that bans openly gay people from serving in the military’.

Seventeen years ago, Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) played a major role in crafting the controversial law known as “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” When President Bill Clinton wanted to lift the ban preventing gay people from joining the military, Skelton opposed the move. The end result was a compromise under which gay service members would conceal their sexual orientation.

He said the full House Armed Services Committee won’t hold a hearing on the repeal of the law. Rather, the Personnel subcommittee will hold the hearing at some point this year.

Skelton also said he would oppose efforts to repeal the law in Congress — setting the stage for a potentially intense debate within his own committee with Democrats who want to see the law repealed.

Meanwhile, Skelton’s Senate counterpart, Carl Levin (D-Mich.), said that the Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on the issue at the end of January.

The issue is Dead on Arrival…..another gay related issue put in the shelf…..

January 15, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Health, Law, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Religion, Updates | , , ,

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