http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/03/03/Lieberman_Introduces_DADT_Repeal_Bill/Independent senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut on Wednesday introduced the Senates first dont ask, dont tell repeal bill along with 11 Democratic cosponsors including Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, but no Republicans.
To me, its very important that we repeal this law, both because its fair and consistent with basic American values of equal opportunity, Lieberman told The Advocate, but also because its a very positive step for the military to take in terms of military effectiveness and readiness.
The legislation, called the Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2010, would repeal the 1993 law that banned lesbian and gay soldiers from serving openly in the military and replace it with a policy that prohibits discrimination against service members on the basis of their sexual orientation. Lieberman explained that the nondiscrimination provision would make the change more permanent legislatively, so a future administration couldnt revert back to something akin to dont ask, dont tell by executive action.
Everyone gets at least one thing right, this would be Lieberman's. Thank you.