Today marks the start of the lame duck session on Congress and what could be the last realistic chance for repeal of DADT. The repeal movement is gaining steam; Sec of Defense Gates has stated he thinks the policy should be overturned, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Mullen said it was ‘the right thing to do.’ So why is it still in place?
Well because people like Senator McCain keep moving the goal posts and inventing new reasons for opposition. Sen McCain (Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee) has said that he wants a Pentagon study to assess the effects of the repeal of DADT. When it was leaked that the study showed the repeal would be welcome, McCain claimed that wasn’t enough. Tell Sen McCain enough is enough and that it’s time to move America forward.
How can you help? Join the Courage Campaign and tell every Senator that it’s time to stop filibustering progress and that we need their support for the repeal of DADT.