Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

House passes DADT amendment

The House of Representatives on Thursday evening, passed the amendment by Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) to begin dismantling of the military’s anti-gay ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

The final vote was 234-194, largely along party lines, with five Republicans voting for the amendment.

Earlier Thursday, the Senate Armed Services Committee voted 16-12 to pass a similiar amendment. The compromise, worked out Monday, calls for repeal of DADT after the Pentagon’s December 1 report is completed and several steps are met, including satisfying that repeal won’t affect unit cohesion.

Currently, DADT remains in effect, noted the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.

— Cynthia Laird, May 27, 2010 @ 7:08 pm PST
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