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Collins supports DADT compromise

Timothy Kincaid

May 25th, 2010

Republican Maine Senator Susan Collins has indicated that she will support the compromise worked out between the Obama Administration and Congress over reversing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. (AP)

Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican considered a critical vote on the issue, says she will support legislation that would repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

Collins is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which was expected to vote Thursday on whether to include the repeal provision in the 2011 defense authorization bill.

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Regan DuCasse
May 25th, 2010 | LINK

How many more incremental ‘compromises’, must anyone put up with?!
DADT was another, unworkable compromise in place for nearly two decades.

OTHER military forces in the coalition lifted THEIR bans, years ago.
This foot dragging is inexcusable. Especially while careers are unnecessarily lost, and the military is further compromised for lack of skilled and committed personnel.

The cowardice…and danger that entails is shameful and embarrassing.

Veggie
May 25th, 2010 | LINK

This is a good compromise. When the president and the SECDEF want equal treatment for gays in the military, giving the power back to them is a good idea.

Jim in MA
May 26th, 2010 | LINK

I just can’t wait for the day when there are 2 people left in the “Uhmercan Milatery” because everyone else has been booted out for being gay or sympathetic to their gay comrades. Just what McCarthy was working for in the 1950s!

John in the Bay Area
May 26th, 2010 | LINK

Ben Nelson announced that he would vote for this “possible repeal” legislation. So, that makes 15 and it will be in the Defense Authorization Bill coming out of the Senate Defense Committee. It would take 60 votes to remove it from the bill. It would appear that baring a catastrophe, this thing is going to pass.

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