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Saturday, December 18, 2010

DADT DEAD

In the end, eight Republicans joined the Democrats. One important aspect:

Pentagon officials have warned gay and lesbian soldiers that the current law will temporarily remain in place if the bill passes as they review the legal technicalities of the repeal.

A guidance memo would be sent to military personnel informing them of the change, which would remain in effect for at least 60 days after it is signed into law, Pentagon spokesman Col. David Lapan said.

In other words, this is but one step in a process.  The President and Congress have signed off and the Pentagon will figure out how to make this happen without disrupting the service.  I can’t imagine there’s a better way of removing this policy than that.  Ironically, if the opponents had their way, we might have gotten this overturned by a judge, which would have disrupted things.

(This should also get Obama’s liberal base to shut up.  Without the tax deal, this would not have happened.  And the same applies if START goes through.)

Posted by Hal_10000 on 12/18/10 at 02:46 PM in Politics   Law, & Economics  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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