Democratic Leaders Say DADT Is Someone Else’s Problem

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Harry Reid (official portrait)

Harry Reid (official portrait)

The Advocate reports that Senate leader Harry Reid (D-NV) doesn’tanticipate doing anything to repeal the military’s unfair “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy of discriminating against gay and lesbian servicemembers:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaking at a press conference Monday said he has no plans to introduce a bill to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” in the Senate.

“I haven’t identified any sponsors,” he said. “My hope is that it can be done administratively.”

Meanwhile, the administration’s view is that Obama shouldn’t do anything and it’s up to congress to change the law. It’s a neat paradox, but hard to escape the conclusion that the issue of fairness and equality here is not being taken very seriously. Everyone in the castle favors DADT repeal but it just can’t be done.

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