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Reid to Push Vote on DADT in December

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced yesterday that he would bring the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes an amendment that repeals the so-called policy “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” to the Senate floor for a vote in December following the release of the Pentagon report on how it would implement the repeal. The report is scheduled to be released December 1. The Republican filibuster of the bill must be stopped for it to proceed to a vote. In May, the Defense Authorization Bill passed in the House but was filibustered in the Senate. The Bill, containing an amendment by Representative Patrick Murphy (D-PA), would repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” if the repeal is consistent with military readiness, effectiveness, and unit cohesiveness and the Department of Defense “has prepared the necessary policies and regulations to implement its repeal.”

Sources:

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network Press Statement 11/17/10; Feminist Daily Newswire 11/12/10

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