Bell Curve The Law Talking Guy Raised by Republicans U.S. West
Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Monday, July 13, 2009

DADT Moratorium?

Rumor has it that Sen. Kirsten Gillebrand (D-NY) may offer an amendment to this year's defense appropriations bill to place an eighteen-month moratorium on enforcing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Gillebrand supports gay marriage and has said her ultimate goal is still to repeal the policy entirely, replacing it with a new policy that would allow gays and lesbians to serve their country openly. There is as yet no indication as to whether this amendment would be adopted.


Raised By Republicans said...

This is great. And while it would be great if Obama did this, Congressional action may be seen as more legitimate. I think it is clear that Obama would not stand in the way of any moves Congress chose to make on this front even if he is unwilling to expend any political capital on it at this time himself (he's got the health care thing to get done first!).

The Law Talking Guy said...

How to you make a moratorium on not telling and not asking? You mean a moratorium on dismissing gays, I assume.

Dr. Strangelove said...

A moratorium on enforcing the policy of dismissal, yes. Today, Sen. Harry Reid (majority leader) said he would support such an amendment if Sen. Gillebrand offered it.