Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bill Would Repeal Military Gay Law

Wall Street Journal
September 15, 2010

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) is pushing ahead with a measure that would repeal the Pentagon's ban on gays serving openly in the military, setting the stage for a possible confrontation with Republicans.

Language that would begin the process of repealing the law—known as "don't ask, don't tell," because it allows gays and lesbians to serve as long as they don't disclose their sexual orientation—is included in the $726 billion defense authorization bill that has been approved House but not by the Senate.