House Armed Services Committee debates future of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
July 23, 2008 at 10:22 AM
The House Armed Services Committee is today discussing the future of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy which discriminates against LGBT Americans in the armed forces. This issue has local interest due to our proximity to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. Since the beginning of the "War on Terror", hundreds of highly specialized translators have been discharged due to their sexual orientation. The conservative magazine, the National Review, has today posted an article arguing that the policy should be rescinded.
You can watch the live audiocast of the House Armed Services committee via this link (http://armedservices.house.gov/audiocast.shtml) beginning at 11am PST. It will also be televised this afternoon on C-SPAN3 and available in both Windows Media and Realplayer format on the C-SPAN website.
Don't Make Sense -- National Review (Deroy Murdock)
Liveblogging the congressional hearing on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" -- Human Rights Campaign