Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Back on the Table?

Jan 29, 2010

In November, groups hoping for the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy were disappointed when the Senate Armed Services indefinitely postponed a long awaited hearing on the matter.

However, the issue was moved to the forefront during the State of the Union speech, when President Obama uttered the words, “This year, I will work with Congress and our military to finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are.”  (The full text of the speech is available here.)

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” may be on the agenda for the Senate Budget Committee hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 10:00.  NASW will continue to keep you updated as this issue moves through Congress.

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