December 16, 2010
House of Representatives Approves “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal
The House of Representatives has again approved a bill repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), The Washington Post reports. The House had voted for repeal in May when language ending the ban was part of the annual defense authorization bill, but the Senate rejected it December 9. Sixty-one senators have pledged to vote for this new bill, which is now separate from the defense authorization bill. A Senate vote on it, however, has yet to be scheduled. A recent editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine asserts that LGBT servicemen and women scared of disclosing their sexual history aren’t diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections—including HIV—and go untreated.
To read the Post article, click here.
To read Regan Hofmann’s blog about ADAP funding and DADT repeal, click here.
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