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CA Assembly Calls for DADT Repeal

Jim Burroway

May 13th, 2010

The California Assembly approved a resolution calling for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in a 51-17 bipartisan vote. The resolution now heads to the state Senate for a concurrence vote., which will likely take place on Monday.

Among those speaking in favor of the resolution was Nathan Fletcher (R), a former Marine who represents the 75thAssembly District in San Diego County. He urged the Assembly to pass the resulition, saying “I believe that any American who has these core values — honor, courage, and commitment, and who is willing to give their life for their country — should be allowed to serve openly and honorably.”

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Chris McCoy
May 13th, 2010 | LINK

Anyone have a link to the text of the resolution? I’m curious if it calls for repeal in 2010, or if it defers until after the Pentagon study.

Timothy Kincaid
May 13th, 2010 | LINK

The language of the resolution is found here

Chris McCoy
May 13th, 2010 | LINK

Thank you, Timothy. The CA resolution does not set a timeline, but it also does not predicate repeal on the release of the Pentagon study.

Mr Fletcher’s words are an inspiration. I hope more of his party take note. Hopefully his status a veteran will carry the needed weight to open many minds and hearts.

Lindoro Almaviva
May 13th, 2010 | LINK

Look for the poor fella to be the next target of the tea baggers, I mean, the tea party.

JimInMa
May 14th, 2010 | LINK

So they think it’s OK for gay people to get killed in battle, but it’s not OK for them to get married? Good luck with that.

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