Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Legislators invite trans service members to State of the Union, groups respond - Washington, D. Murphy were representative of a generational change in Congress that has occurred since DADT was enacted. He said, 'Military leadership is about being able to constantly adapt to change. Taking the opposite side was another witness, retired Army Sgt. California House Democrat Susan Davis was at that commemoration.
Several members of the subcommittee vied over which was the most outrageous of Donnelley's comments.
Congress Revisits Military's Policy On Gays
He asked if Donnelly 'could please justify [ her ] position that American service men and women are less professional and less mission capable' than members of those other militaries. On Wednesday, Congress held its first hearing on whether to repeal that policy. Hours later, she cited it as she chaired the first post-"don't ask, don't tell" hearing ever. Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below. The first congressional hearing on repeal of the anti-gay military policy known as 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' DADT featured a heavy dose of inspirational patriotism from witnesses and representatives, interspersed with the paranoia of opponents that verged on farce.
Several members of the subcommittee vied over which was the most outrageous of Donnelley's comments. Still, Democrats say Congress won't act on repealing the policy until a new president is elected. I think that is an insult to me and to many soldiers. At the same time, Shays was a conscientious objector who served in the Peace Corps. And recent polls show 75 percent of Americans think people who are openly gay should be allowed to serve. Heard on Morning Edition. Legislators invite trans service members to State of the Union, groups respond - Washington, D.