Rep. Patrick Murphy: We’ve Got the Votes to Repeal DADT

Funny how the numbers seem to all start adding up just after the White House gets on board, huh? Says Murphy: “We have the votes to get this done. I have 192 co-sponsors and commitments from dozens of others,” which would put the number higher than the 217 needed. [Greg Sargent]

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2 Comments

  • Chance

    Q, darlings, the House was never a problem. The Senate is the obstacle. Of course now that we aren’t actually talking about passing repeal, but just a strongly worded suggestion, maybe they’ll come around…

  • Cam

    “NO IMMEDIATE EFFECT ON CURRENT POLICY.—
    Section 654 of title 10 (DADT), United States Code, shall remain
    in effect until such time that all of the requirements and
    certifications required by subsection (b) are met. If these
    requirements and certifications are not met, section 654
    of title 10 (DADT), United States Code, shall remain in effect.”

    EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by
    subsection (f) shall take effect only on the date on which
    the last of the following occurs:

    (1) The Secretary of Defense has received the
    report required by the memorandum of the Secretary referred to in subsection (a).
    2) The President transmits to the congressional defense committees a written certification,signed by the President, the Secretary of Defense,
    and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stating each of the following:
    (A) That the President, the Secretary of
    Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
    of Staff have considered the recommendations
    contained in the report and the report’s pro
    posed plan of action.

    (B) That the Department of Defense has
    prepared the necessary policies and regulations
    to exercise the discretion provided by the
    amendments made by subsection (f).

    (C) That the implementation of necessary
    policies and regulations pursuant to the discretion provided by the amendments made by sub
    section (f) is consistent with the standards of
    military readiness, military effectiveness, unit
    cohesion, and recruiting and retention of the
    Armed Forces.

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