House Republicans Hold DADT Hearing, Aren’t Too Pleased With The Results

From Equality Matters:

April 01, 2011 6:59 pm ET by Carlos Maza

A House Armed Services subcommittee held a hearing Friday to review the implementation of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) where Republicans ostensibly hoped to find reasons to stall and potentially derail the final repeal of the discriminatory law. But the testimony presented at the hearing gave them very little room to complain.

Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Clifford Stanley said he saw “no issues or problems” with the repeal of DADT, which is expected to be completed by midsummer. “All is going well,” Stanley said.

Republicans weren’t pleased.

Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) attempted to make the case that under DADT gay and lesbian service members were being discharged for violating standards of conduct rather than for simply being gay and that training for repeal was costing the military too much money. He was rebuked, not once but twice, by Vice Admiral William E. Gortney, who testified that the majority of soldiers discharged under DADT had not violated standards of conduct and that training had only cost about $10,000, a minuscule  amount considering the military’s annual budget.

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Ah but kicking gay and lesbian service member out is far more expensive but the bigots and racists of the Republi-Nazi party consider that money well spent.

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