“[T]here are gay men and lesbians already serving in today’s U.S. military, and most Service members recognize this,” stated U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, and Jeh Charles Johnson, General Counsel for the Department of Defense.
The GOP has now sped up the clock running out in the U.S. Senate for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal: they say all legislation grinds to a halt until the Bush tax cuts are extended. Daniel Foster at National Review Online’s blog The Corner has posted the letter signed by all 42 Senate Republicans to Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid. The gist of the GOP’s message is this: we will filibuster every single piece of legislation until we’ve first prevented the tax hike Americans will feel when the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of this year. The letter […]