Rep. Patrick Murphy, (D-Pa.), said he was confident that a repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" would pass through Congress and make it the president's desk in months.
"This policy is going to be repealed in a short matter of time," Murphy said. As for service members who are being discharged because of their sexuality, Murphy said "If they can hold on, help is on the way. And help is going to come form the Congress and be signed into law by the president."
Murphy has 168 co-sponsors for legislation that would repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell", as well as several commitments from party leadership that the bill will come to a vote.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:33 PM on Aug. 14, 2009
I have said before, I used to be against gays in the military... I have since changed my views. If they want to serve this nation and are willing to risk their lives, let them.
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Answer by Carpy at 9:57 PM on Aug. 14, 2009
I am completely willing to defer this decision to military officials. A Jr. senator that got elected POTUS on the platform of Hope . . . not so much.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:00 PM on Aug. 14, 2009
A Jr. senator that got elected POTUS on the platform of Hope . . . not so much.
Funny it was a Jr. Senator from Illinois that held this country together almost 150 years ago. if they can do the job their sexual preference should not matter.
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Answer by Sisteract at 12:25 AM on Aug. 15, 2009