White House thinking about a compromise on Gays in militaryMay 25th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The White House is backing a proposal that would remove the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law from the Pentagon. Gay activists met with officials of the Obama administration on Monday regarding the proposal.
Activists are putting pressure for the speedy repeal vote by Congress of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that they say is discriminatory. Congress needs to repeal the law before Pentagon can start the process of implementing new policies that would remove the law for good. The current administration doesn’t want to rush the process. The White House wanted Congress to wait until Pentagon officials had completed their research on the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law. Congress might vote on the issue as early as this Thursday. “Without a repeal vote by Congress this year, the Pentagon’s hands are tied and the armed forces will be forced to continue adhering to the discriminatory ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ law,” according to Joe Solmonese, who is the president of the Human Rights Campaign.
President Obama in his State of the Union address this year called for the law to be repealed. Already some organizations dedicated to the repeal of the law have said to their supporters to start the celebrations, after being assured of President Barack Obama’s support.
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