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May 25th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Vote as early as Thursday on DADT agreement

(CNN) – Lawmakers on Capitol Hill, President Obama and possibly the military are coming together on a deal to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Three members of Congress have a plan laid out, but now the ball is in the Pentagon's court. Our Barbara Starr joined us on Tuesday morning to break it all down.


Filed under: Gay Rights • Military
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  1. slider

    The worlds most professional and best military in the world. Go ahead and force politically correct social engineering down their throats. I am sure you will come up with some poll or so called expert that will prove that in time this one act will save our military and somehow later save our country.

    May 26, 2010 at 8:05 am |
  2. José F. Colón López

    First of all, I have to state that I am pacifist who believes that a World without arms is not an euthopia. Being that said, in my view of what equality means, I ask those who are against repealing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy, to think about the future, and understand that gay people have the same rights under the Constitution's statement that "We are created equal". It is that simple. Think about when women could not vote, remember Miss Rosa Parks, as well as the Reverend Martin Luther King's and Harvey Milk's assasinations.Beyond our borders study the positions of Ghandi, and more recently look what Nelson Mandela and Rigoberta Menchu have done. It seems different but tt is all the same:causes for civil rights and the improvement of one of the highest ideals: Freedom. We don't want more sad and unjust lifes as that of Anne Frank who literallty hid with their family behind a space similar to a closet. We have no need for people who think and act lke the Gestapo. The elimination of this policy will help stop, or minimize hate crimes, that have risen abussed by certain organzized groups who would like, either to see gay people dead or wearing a pink triangle ban in our arms. The time has come to destroy the closet that accounts for hundreds of unncessary inhuman abuses or deaths such as Matthew Sheppard;s and many other....

    May 25, 2010 at 7:12 pm |