DADT Study Comin’ A Day Early. Will the Senate Repeal?
The Washington Post reports that the Defense Department has agreed to turn in its study of how to implement a repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” a day early to give the Senate plenty of time to pass the repeal.
The Senate is slated to vote again on a defense policy bill that includes language that would repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy after the Thanksgiving recess. The measure did not advance in September. Several senators asked Gates last week to release the report early so the Senate Armed Services Committee could hold hearings on it before the full Senate votes. Several moderate senators have said they will not decide how to vote until they read the report.
The timeline is still quite tight, but this should be a no-brainer for the Senate. Seventy-five percent of Americans support repeal, including a majority of Republicans and Independents.