No More DADT

Earlier this week the policy that prohibited any homosexual or bisexual person from disclosing his or her sexual orientation or from speaking about current relationships including their marriage while serving in the military was eliminated.

In 2010 with the support of President Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen a Defense Authorization Bill which would have removed this restrictive policy was approved by the House of Representatives, but was stopped in the Senate with a successful filibuster led by Senator McCain.

I’m hopeful that a few years from now people will look back at policies like DADT and say this is not the kind of thing that represents America. Unfortunately there will be those that disagree, but this is the kind of change I voted for that I wouldn’t have gotten from John McCain.