With the holiday break approaching The House is trying to slip in a bill in the “back door” that will end all of the conversation about “Don’t ask, don’t tell” (See what we did there?).
Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Pa., has introduced a stand-alone bill to reverse the policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Repeal is currently stuck in a Senate bill that would authorize Pentagon programs — and the Senate has been unable to break a logjam.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said he looks forward to holding a vote on the bill “soon.” Politico reports that vote could come as early as Wednesday. Congress is trying to head home for the holidays later this week.
President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have urged Congress to implement repeal of the policy before the courts do.
The Senate has been unable to get the 60 votes needed on a procedural move to get past a filibuster led by Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee. If the Senate can get the votes on the procedural move, it will take a simple majority or 51 votes to overturn “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Looks like we’re getting closer and closer to having openly gay soldiers in the military.
Do you think that openly gay soldiers will be more of a problem than people anticipate???